The stakes couldn’t be higher for 2017. Our work together next year will help shape the future of our country.
For too long, the national conversation about violence has been all about punishment, and with devastating consequences: 2.3 million people in prison. More than 2,900 facing execution. Communities of color traumatized. Victims of violence left without care.
This has to change. You’ve known that for years.
Today, thanks to you and to our partners, we’re at a tipping point for the issues we’ve been fighting for together: Ending the death penalty. Bringing racial equity to services for crime survivors. Engaging a new national conversation about justice.
Last month, voters in California and Nebraska chose to keep the death penalty. Those losses hit us hard, but they also reminded us why we fight. The reality is this: the closer we get, the harder our opposition will try to snatch back the ground we’ve won together.
Thank you for your trust, generosity, and partnership, today and always.