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!

State level:
City and County level:


Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Proximity Twitter Power Hour

December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

The Proximity bill which will ensure that incarcerated parents are placed in facilities close to their children was sent to Governor Cuomo and is awaiting his signature! Now is the time to let the Governor know how important this bill is to families. Please email the Governor and urge him to sign Proximity Bill A6710A and join our Proximity Power Hour.

Visit our Proximity Power Hour guide for sample tweets and images that you can post throughout the hour. If you are unable to Tweet with us live, you can schedule Tweets in advance or Tweet the Governor anytime over the next two days. Even one Tweet helps. Here are samples:

.@NYGovCuomo please sign #ProximityNow (A6710A) as a gift for the holidays to the many children whose parents are in NY State prisons. This bill brings incarcerated parents closer to home, making visiting easier and ensuring families can celebrate future holidays together.

.@NYGovCuomo Covid is a huge strain on children who worry about & miss their incarcerated parents. Visiting is hard enough without traveling 100+ miles. Please support children & families by signing #ProximityNow (A6710A) and bring incarcerated parents closer to home.


December 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Event Categories:
Event Tags:


The New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents
View Organizer Website

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.