Earl Burton served as Relational Organizer for Michigan Liberation. Below are some details, in Earl’s own words, about his work there.
Turning the vote out in Michigan. Being able to bail out people who otherwise would have had to remain in jail for their inability to pay.
Equity for the community. My greatest hope is that justice becomes equitable and the end of mass incarceration and over policing in the black and brown communities.
Never say anything about someone that you won’t say to them. That when you do the right thing you can live with the results whatever they may be.
That we’re a family. The authenticity, transparency, and family atmosphere.
The surprise party after our core group meeting. I will never forget the time when I was asked to become a part of the org.