Free The People WNY

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!

Let Our People Vote!

The Police Accountability Ballot Initiative is the people’s way of getting the Buffalo Police Advisory Board’s Model codified into law. The people have presented this model on several occasions to elected officials and yet it has not been adopted. We’ve heard that the power should solely rest in the hands of the voter base. We elect the public officials, we bring forth policy, and we co-create what is best for our communities. 

CALL TO ACTION!

Let Our People Vote!

The Police Accountability Ballot Initiative is the people’s way of getting the Buffalo Police Advisory Board’s Model codified into law. The people have presented this model on several occasions to elected officials and yet it has not been adopted. We’ve heard that the power should solely rest in the hands of the voter base. We elect the public officials, we bring forth policy, and we co-create what is best for our communities. 

CALL TO ACTION!

Let Our People Vote!

The Police Accountability Ballot Initiative is the people’s way of getting the Buffalo Police Advisory Board’s Model codified into law. The people have presented this model on several occasions to elected officials and yet it has not been adopted. We’ve heard that the power should solely rest in the hands of the voter base. We elect the public officials, we bring forth policy, and we co-create what is best for our communities. 

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