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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​Public hearing on 2021 County Budget

November 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

Monday, November 23rd at 6 pm there will be a public hearing on the 2021 County Budget. Members of the Free the People WNY County Working Group will be testifying at this hearing to ask for the following:

  • Bigger cuts to the Jail Management Division budget in accordance with the small jail population size
  • Investment in community-based harm reduction programs
  • Do not move the jail population to Alden
  • Close at least one of the jails and consult the community about this process

Please sign up to speak here! And please share with your networks and ask them to speak or contact their legislator.

You can watch the hearing via Zoom.
(Meeting ID: 847 7914 7342, Passcode: 996568, or by calling 646-876-9923).


November 23, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
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