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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Buffalo Police Reform Protest

Police Reform Press Conference/Protest

In response to the inadequate Buffalo police reform agenda that Mayor Brown released, local advocates will be holding a press conference on Friday at 9:30 AM to respond. The agenda falsely claims to be based on community input and is only open to the community for a two day period for comments. We would like to set the record straight.

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Proximity Twitter Power Hour

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 today and urge him to sign Proximity Bill A6710A and join our Proximity Power Hour tomorrow.

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Press Conference on Urgent Legislation for Governor Cuomo to Sign

This Wed at 11am, we’ll be calling on Governor Cuomo to move forward on a slate of unsigned bills that would play a critical role in protecting Black, brown, low-income & immigrant New Yorkers. Join us in demanding he sign Driven by Justice, Contact Tracing Confidentiality Act, Proximity Bill, and Protect Our Courts Act NOW!

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