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Rally for a CLOSE RIKERS Budget
May 19 @ 1:00 pm
Rally with us ahead of the City Council Criminal Justice Committee’s Executive Budget hearing to call for a budget that supports closing Rikers by moving resources from the bloated Department of Correction to crucial community needs. And then join us to pack the hearing! The hearing will take place in City Hall from 2:00-4:00PM. New York City runs the most richly funded (and richly staffed) jail system in the country while consistently delivering the worst results. And yet this year the Mayor has proposed increasing the Department of Correction’s budget while cutting funding for housing, healthcare, education, employment, and youth services. We need our city to invest in community resources to improve safety and reduce incarceration, not more DOC budget bloat.