ExodusFoundation.org is mobilizing students, individuals, families, and stakeholders who have been impacted by mass incarceration. Our objectives are three fold:
1) A meeting with President Obama by October 17, 2016 to secure an affirmative commitment for
2) To work with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, NC Representatives and the Congressional Black Caucus to hold a second Education Day on Capitol Hill in September 2016 as a follow up to 3-26-2015 congressional briefing, in preparation to assemble on the Hill on October 12, 2016 Yom Kippur calling our nation to atone for its sins against guilty caged people. Sheila Jackson-Lee and has made a commitment to this campaign.
3) To organize creative nonviolent rallies and demonstrations at strategic locations throughout the country and in Washington, D.C.
To be able to attain our vision and goals we are seeking the inkind, financial and technical assistance of likeminded houses of worship, funders, organizations and individuals with each step of the process. Exodus Foundation.org will pursue diverse financial resources to sustain the operational costs of its long-term investment in justice reform.
Through national creative nonviolence, we aim to support and mobilize students and other stakeholders impacted by mass incarceration around the following goals:
End Mass Incarceration: Collaborate with national allies to attain the commutation of the sentences of 50,000+ federal prisoners and push for the release of state prisoners.
Challenging Extreme Punishment: This project will raise public awareness that our actions within the criminal justice system meet the United Nations definition of genocide and require an immediate cessation to the prosecution of selected classes of criminal activity.
Justice System Accountability: Through grassroots mobilizing nationally and internationally, we will promote federal pardons retroactive to 1971 for all nonviolent federal releasees who served time in any federal prison for a nonviolent or drug related offense.
This project will address the economic costs, theoretical and moral basis for discontinuing the use of the current criminal justice system to solve social problems and propose a Restorative Justice System with adequate funding for pre and post-release educational and re-entry services and training for radically transformed community policing practices.
National Steering Committee
Madeline McClenney-Sadler, Chief Strategist-President, Exodus Foundation.org
Sebastian Goodson, Special Assistant to Dr. Madeline McClenney-Sadler
Ajene Atkins Co-Coordinator on Strategy and Former National Compliance Officer NAACP
Stephanie Atkins-Co-Coordinator on Strategy, BBA, Marketing and Public Relations;
Andrea James, National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women & Girls
Aundreia Alexander, National Council of Churches.
Jeremiah Chapman, HBCU Pride Nation
Travis Jackson – Founder-Director-Civic Engagement HBCU Pride Nation.
Donna Harris, mother of Tavaris Harris (unjustly sentenced as a minor).
Ramona Brant, White House Commutee 2016.
Dr. Baz Dreisinger, Author of Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World-Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Willliam Barber, N.C. NAACP President
Michael McBride, PICO, Executive Director
Fred Allen, UMC
(full list will be available on the new website)