Building and Repairing Bridges in a Divisive Season

Building and Repairing Bridges in a Divisive Season

The votes are counted and the 2016 election is over. Those who voted for Hillary Clinton are grieving or protesting. Those who supported Donald Trump are cheering—secretly or publicly—over his surprise victory. Journalists are scratching their heads because they never imagined that Trump and the Republican Party would end up in charge of the White House and Congress.

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Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio: Close Rikers and Invest in Restorative Justice

Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio: Close Rikers and Invest in Restorative Justice

As clergy and people of faith and conscience, we back New York Governor Cuomo and NYC City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito calling on you to close Rikers, and redirect the $208,500/year it costs to house each inmate into restorative criminal justice programs across New York City’s five boroughs. When 16-year-old Kalief Browder was sent to Rikers in May 2010 for allegedly stealing a backpack, his family could not afford the $10,000 bail.

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What do we do now? Join the front lines.

What do we do now? Join the front lines.

More than 400 incidents of hate and bias have swept America in the name of President-Elect Trump. Soon his administration will consider proposals that threaten the dignity, safety, and civil rights of millions of families, including mine. It’s no longer enough to vent on Facebook or love our neighbor while keeping to ourselves. We are called to become political. I’m going to fight — for my son and the next generation. Will you join us on the front lines as we fight for America?

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