Posted on May 9, 2018
National Black Mama’s Bail Out Seeks to Reunite Families for Mother’s Day
— Colorlines.com (@Colorlines) May 7, 2018
The National Bail Out Collective launched in May 2017 with a campaign to post bail for Black mothers who would otherwise be separated from their children on Mother’s Day. The effort raised enough funds to free about 100 women who were in jail awaiting trial…
The collective launched the second year of the National Black Mama’s Bail Out campaign alongside 13 partners, including Southerners on New Ground, Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Dream Defenders.
In addition to raising funds for cis and trans women and femmes who act as the glue in their families and communities, the campaign will highlight local organizing efforts as activists call on legislators, judges and district attorneys to abolish the cash bail system, which effectively incarcerates people for living in poverty.