VAAC’s Danny Jones Published in Detroit News on Prison Gerrymandering

Danny Jones, chairperson of the Voting Access for All Coalition, speaks from personal experience in a recent opinion article in the Detroit News, describing the harmful practice of prison gerrymandering: counting prisoners as residents of districts where they are imprisoned, even though they have no ties to that community, likely call a different district home, and are not even allowed to vote.

Michigan Liberation Monthly Assembly, September 3, on Ending Cash Bail

This Friday, September 3rd, from 6 to 8pm Michigan Liberation will be holding our Monthly Assembly.  The focus this month is on Ending Cash Bail. We’ll also be hearing from other organizers and organizations about some of their ongoing campaigns, including Clean Slate, End Truth and Sentencing  /  Restore Good …

VAAC Goal for National Voter Registration Month this September

At this week’s Tuesday morning Voting Ed and Outreach meeting, we set a goal for September (National Voter Registration month): to distribute flyers and posters to all the settings we have listed on our Community outreach spreadsheet during the first two weeks of September; to make contact with all 83 county jails …

Prison Gerrymandering Addressed at MICRC Public Meeting

Several people, including volunteers from VAAC, gave testimony at the recent Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) meetings, on the topic of Prison Gerrymandering. Additionally, VAAC posted a statement and related materials on the MICRC website. Please check it out here and add your comments in support of ending prison …

Michigan Liberation Juneteenth Liberation Week of Action Starts Today

Join us TODAY at 7PM EST as we kick off the week with a panel discussion about the system of cash bail. The cash bail system criminalizes poverty. Cash bail and pretrial detention destabilizes our families and creates long-lasting ripple effects. Ending cash bail means eliminating the structures that keep …