★ The People’s Justice Guarantee offers a vision of true justice, healing and accountability. Creating a just legal system and ending the mass incarceration crisis is a matter of political will—plain and simple—and it’s time we demonstrate the courage necessary to make it a reality.
We have a responsibility to pursue bold, structural reforms that shift resources away from institutions that perpetuate brutality and injustice and invest in solutions that promote community safety and center the dignity and humanity of all people
★ Our Federal Job Guarantee builds on the work of civil rights and economic justice leaders, calling to make good on a long unfulfilled promise – a legal right to a decent, union, fair wage job for every person who calls America home. The Federal Job Guarantee goes far beyond roads and bridges and calls on us to salary the critical caregiving roles in our society, essential to our communities but often uncompensated and underappreciated.
★ The Ending PUSHOUT Act calls for a trauma-informed response that makes our schools a safe place to learn and thrive for everyone. It’s time to end the adultification and criminalization of Black and brown girls in our schools.
Schools should be spaces for learning and growth, but for far too many Black and brown girls, interactions with racist dress code policies and law enforcement in our schools define their experience.
★ The Freedom to Move Act affirms that we should treat public transit like the public good that it is. It would make it possible for cities and states to provide fare-free services. Mobility is freedom. Our community has a right to access their job, their school, food, health care and essential services freely.
★ Student debt cancellation is an economic and racial justice issue. President Biden has the legal authority to cancel student debt with the stroke of a pen and he must meet the moment by using that authority, which would not only set us on a path to an equitable recovery in America, but would also help reduce the racial wealth gap.