National Lifer’s Association Wrongful Conviction Rally in Lansing Set for 10/14.

Announcing a rally at our Michigan State Capitol the Lansing on October 14th, 2021 from 12 pm – 3pm organized by the National Lifers Association to end mass incarceration and show support for those who’ve been wrongfully convicted. We need you there! Who will be there holding up a sign …

Challenging Felony Disenfranchisement to Fight Voter Suppression

On September 15th at 2pm ET, tune in and join this important discussion to mark National Voting Rights Month by discussing advancements in universal suffrage that challenge felony disenfranchisement. Presenters Include: Ivelisse Gilestra, New York Campaign for Full Restoration of Voting RightsRahim Buford, Tennessee’s Unheard Voices OutreachAvalon Betts-Gaston, Illinois Alliance for …

Act now to end Prison Gerrymandering in Michigan legislative redistricting.

We MUST end prison gerrymandering in legislative redistricting in Michigan. The MICRC (Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission) is completing their redistricting plans which will be in effect for the next 10 years. VAAC is asking everyone to take two specific actions in support of ending this unfair practice. Post a …

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 …

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 …