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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Nonpartisan Erie County Sheriff Candidate Forum

May 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

candidate forum

VOICE Buffalo is excited to host a nonpartisan Primary Candidate’s Forum for Erie County Sheriff.

In 2021, we have the opportunity to elect equity, better quality of care for detainees, as well as safer policies. This is the year of the Activated Vote, and our power lies in the Unity of our voice! We must reform the majority of the policies and procedures that have allowed the murder and torture of innocent lives in the Erie County Holding Center. We must also stop Howard’s final act of supremacy: relocating the Downtown Holding Center to the Alden Correctional Facility. In 2021, we have the opportunity to elect a sheriff that is dedicated to the implementation of the needed reforms that will protect detainees and ensure they are receiving adequate care and their most basic needs are met.

Join VOICE Buffalo at their nonpartisan Primary Candidates forum to discuss these and other issues that greatly affect our community with the candidates.

The forum, moderated by Spectrum News Reporter Brandon Lewis, will be held in the Downtown Buffalo and Erie County Public Library on Monday, May 24th from 6pm-8pm and stream live on zoom, YouTube, and Facebook.

For more information, including the streaming information, please register for the forum HERE or scan the QR code above. 


May 24, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
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