Grow Youth Futures, Not Youth Jails

The People’s Moratorium brought the No New Youth Jail fight to Dow Constantine’s Filing Week Luncheon, where many Democratic Party donors and candidates celebrate their filing for election or re-election. During the luncheon, coalition members shared placemats, crayons, and wildflower seeds with attendees to encourage them to grow youth futures, not youth jails. One People’s Moratorium organizer, Kristy Copeland, took the stage and spoke to audience members, urging leaders to listen to impacted communities, halt construction, and repurpose the building site to meet basic human needs. “There is a growing consensus that this is the wrong project. We don’t need more jails and courts, we need real solutions led and owned by impacted communities!”