Virtual Town Hall (YWCA McLean County, League of Women Voters, NAACP, et al.)
Who: Anyone on Facebook
Where: Online Event (click here)
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM CST
Join YWCA McLean County, Bloomington-Normal Chapter of NAACP, and other leading area civil rights organizations* for a virtual town hall that will inform our community on the progress being made to end wealth based pretrial detention known as "money bond" or "cash bail."
In communities throughout Illinois, people stuck behind bars are not there because they've been proven guilty of a crime, but because they cannot afford their money bond. The immense harm caused by removing someone from their family, career, and community, simply because they do not have the financial means to afford their freedom, damages the individual and those who depend on their care, along with the social fabric that we all share, and their chances of a fair judicial process. That's why over 100 organizations across the state have signed on in support of the Pretrial Fairness Act.
Join us in learning more about pretrial detention, the Pretrial Fairness Act, and what you can do to help end the unjust practice of money bond in Illinois.
REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/.../tJMrdO-orD8tEtZVjvyX2WqM0PcHSkofEwoz
Prior registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Wayman AME Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal
Bloomington-Normal Chapter of NAACP
Bloomington-Normal League of Women Voters
Coalition to End Money Bond
Black Lives Matter Bloomington-Normal
Bloomington-Normal Democratic Socialists of America
YWCA McLean County