Free The People WNY


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 $FreeThePeopleWNY or Venmo: @FreeThePeopleWNY


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 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!

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New York’s Ferguson Problem – New Report

NEW REPORT: “This paper explains the urgent need to end New York’s reliance on fines and fees revenue by ending legal system fees—beginning with the elimination of the mandatory surcharge, a fee attached to every conviction including traffic tickets. Courts across the state do not waive or reduce these fees, regardless of one’s ability to pay. The result is a regressive, racialized tax that systematically punishes poverty and promotes unaccountable state and local government.”  

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