DEMAND REAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN NY
TAKE ACTION NOW
New York’s criminal justice system is inadequate, unfair and deeply broken.
Each year tens of thousands of New Yorkers who have not been convicted of a crime are stuck behind bars, pulled away from their work and their families, because they can’t afford to pay bail. A slow and backlogged court system drags out their injustice, as they wait months – or even years – for trial.
Worse still, these injustices disproportionately hurt people of color and poor New Yorkers. We need real criminal justice reform – and we need it NOW.
In the coming weeks, legislative leaders will negotiate our state budget, and with it, a series of criminal justice reform measures introduced by the governor and by lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly.
In these negotiations, lawmakers must not trade away real reform.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the Governor and lawmakers they must ensure final budget legislation fulfills the promise of fairness and justice – We need real reform of our bail, speedy trial and discovery laws.
Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Carl E. Heastie, Speaker, New York State Assembly
John J. Flanagan, Majority Leader, New York State Senate