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MOBB United Action in SUPPORT of Raise the AGE, NY
Background: M.O.B.B. United for Social Change has been supporting the Raise the Age initiative which was recently passed into law by the New York Legislature. The law represents a major change in how the state deals with 16 and 17 year old defendants, diverting the majority of those cases to Family Court or to judges with access to social services and special training dealing with youth.
Before passage, New York was only one of two states to view 16 and 17 year olds as adults in criminal court. Now that this proposal has become law, Republicans in the state Senate say changes are needed and are threatening to make changes to the Bill.
MOBB United for Social Change is working to change the perception of black boys and other boys of color and we are on a mission to change the policies that disproportionately impact them. We need you to act now and contact members of the New York Senate to let them know the law, as passed must stand AS IS.
CALL TO ACTION - # ProtectThem by keeping the Raise the Age NY initiative AS IS!
After a year of negotiations, and being passed into law, Republicans are now threatening to change the Raise the Age proposal that was just passed into law.
No changes must be made. The initiative must remain, AS IS.
No appeals to fear, no half-steps. AS IS.
No time for delay, no more insider games. AS IS.
Below is a list of members of the New York State Senate to urge them to ensure that the proposal remains intact and the intent of the below is not changed.
Please call all Senators but key Senators to target include:
Senator Pat Gallivan
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan
Here are talking points for a conversation with senators: