Free The People WNY

Donate

Enough is enough. The people are mobilizing and need your support. We are in need of materials, bail money and anything else to protect us. To contribute to efforts towards the fight to defund the police please donate through cash.app: $FreeThePeopleWNY or Venmo: @FreeThePeopleWNY

MEMBERSHIP

Coalition members are primarily organizations and some individual organizers who are working on a campaign or providing services for those impacted by any aspect of the criminal justice system, and aligns with the coalition mission and principles. Others who align with our principles but don’t fall into one of these categories are welcome to work with the coalition in various capacities, but can’t be listed as official members.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings, on the first Thursday of every month at 3 pm. Contact us by emailing info@freethepeoplewny.com to receive the meeting info. If you are interested in becoming a coalition member, please fill out a membership form.

Want to dig into the work for justice at the state, county or city level? Join a Working Group!

State level: Tanvier@ppgbuffalo.org
County level: Denise@voicebuffalo.org
City level: cparra@citizenactionny.org

Donate

Enough is enough. The people are mobilizing and need your support. We are in need of materials, bail money and anything else to protect us. To contribute to efforts towards the fight to defund the police please donate through cash.app: $FreeThePeopleWNY or Venmo: @FreeThePeopleWNY

MEMBERSHIP

Coalition members are primarily organizations and some individual organizers who are working on a campaign or providing services for those impacted by any aspect of the criminal justice system, and aligns with the coalition mission and principles. Others who align with our principles but don’t fall into one of these categories are welcome to work with the coalition in various capacities, but can’t be listed as official members.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings, on the first Thursday of every month at 3 pm. Contact us by emailing info@freethepeoplewny.com to receive the meeting info. If you are interested in becoming a coalition member, please fill out a membership form.

Donate

Enough is enough. The people are mobilizing and need your support. We are in need of materials, bail money and anything else to protect us. To contribute to efforts towards the fight to defund the police please donate through cash.app: $FreeThePeopleWNY or Venmo: @FreeThePeopleWNY

MEMBERSHIP

Coalition members are primarily organizations and some individual organizers who are working on a campaign or providing services for those impacted by any aspect of the criminal justice system, and aligns with the coalition mission and principles. Others who align with our principles but don’t fall into one of these categories are welcome to work with the coalition in various capacities, but can’t be listed as official members.

Join us at one of our monthly meetings, on the first Thursday of every month at 3 pm. Contact us by emailing info@freethepeoplewny.com to receive the meeting info. If you are interested in becoming a coalition member, please fill out a membership form.

SPEAKING TRUTH
TO POWER

About Us

FREE THE PEOPLE
WESTERN NEW YORK

Free The People WNY is a coalition of formerly incarcerated people, directly affected people, activists, organizers, and attorneys that envision a world free from the violence and death of mass incarceration. We act together to dismantle a justice system built on white supremacy and oppression, one that dehumanizes people, and we work to create in its place anti-racist systems with the values of collective liberation and true justice at their core.

Check Out What The Working Groups Are Up To

CITY

Buffalo, NY Working Group

COUNTY

Erie County Working Group

STATE

New York State Working Group

TELL THE CITY HOW YOU REALLY FEEL

Community Policing: Survey

Police are paid by the people and must be accountable to the people. Take ten minutes, fill out our survey, and tell the city how policing impacts you, how the Buffalo Police Department should be defunded, and how we can reinvest in and reimagine alternatives to community policing.

Closing The Holding
Center: Survey

What do you think about Erie County Sheriff’s proposal to move most inmates to the Correctional Facility in Alden and repurposing the Holding Center? Take The Partnership For The Public Good’s community survey and share your thoughts.

Community Policing: Survey

Police are paid by the people and must be accountable to the people. Take ten minutes, fill out our survey, and tell the city how policing impacts you, how the Buffalo Police Department should be defunded, and how we can reinvest in and reimagine alternatives to community policing.

Closing The Holding
Center: Survey

What do you think about Erie County Sheriff’s proposal to move most inmates to the Correctional Facility in Alden and repurposing the Holding Center? Take The Partnership For The Public Good’s community survey and share your thoughts.

Community Policing: Survey

Police are paid by the people and must be accountable to the people. Take ten minutes, fill out our survey, and tell the city how policing impacts you, how the Buffalo Police Department should be defunded, and how we can reinvest in and reimagine alternatives to community policing.

Closing The Holding
Center: Survey

What do you think about Erie County Sheriff’s proposal to move most inmates to the Correctional Facility in Alden and repurposing the Holding Center? Take The Partnership For The Public Good’s community survey and share your thoughts.

CALL TO ACTION!

Tell Your Councilmember We Need LEAD

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion(LEAD) is a community-based diversion approach which decenters law enforcement with the goals of improving public safety and public order, and reducing unnecessary justice system involvement of people who participate in the program.

We’ve waited long enough! Buffalo needs LEAD now. 

Contact your Councilmember and tell them we need LEAD today! 

CALL TO ACTION!

Tell Your Councilmember We Need LEAD

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion(LEAD) is a community-based diversion approach which decenters law enforcement with the goals of improving public safety and public order, and reducing unnecessary justice system involvement of people who participate in the program.

We’ve waited long enough! Buffalo needs LEAD now. 

Contact your Councilmember and tell them we need LEAD today! 

CALL TO ACTION!

Tell Your Councilmember
We Need LEAD

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion(LEAD) is a community-based diversion approach which decenters law enforcement with the goals of improving public safety and public order, and reducing unnecessary justice system involvement of people who participate in the program.

We’ve waited long enough! Buffalo needs LEAD now. 

Contact your Councilmember and tell them we need LEAD today! 

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Brown administration rejects report critical of school zone speed cameras
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Brown administration rejects report critical of school zone speed cameras

Debate raged Tuesday over Buffalo’s School Zone Safety Program that