Monday, July 11, 2016

Time's Up - Let Me Go! Campaign

                                   Time’s Up - Let Me Go! Campaign 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
the release of all nonviolent federal offenders and overcharged federally convicted persons by executive order before his term ends.

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 will pursue diverse financial resources to sustain the operational costs of its long-term investment in justice reform.

National Goals: 

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

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)


Anonymous said...

will this impact the situation ? I doubt it and if it did nothing is to mention about traditional pardons.
I have first hand knowledge the Pardon attorneys office has pardon applications (mine) in hand 5-1/2 years old with FBI background checks (x2) completed, personal references interviewed, employers interviewed (x2). The 2nd FBI interview was 3-1/2 years after the 1st FBI interview and was a follow up to make sure nothing has changed since the 1st FBI interview 3-1/2 years prior.

what does this mean ? I am scared to think this is positive

Anonymous said...

Sure sounds like President Obama could care less about granting pardons to qualified people deserving of it and is only caring for commutations of drug offenders. Sad but that is what it sure looks like to us!

Anonymous said...

I am going to make a prediction and say the president will pardon a handful around December of this year. This handful of pardons 5 or 6 will accompany several hundred commutations being his last stand at year end. just my thoughts...

Anonymous said...

To First Anonymous:

Don't read too much into it..! The waiting game is brutal for sure. I was always under the impression that, "No news, is good news". Oh, & fwiw.... I received my pardon 5yrs 7mos after submitted. I'm betting you'll hear something before President Obama leaves office. **spoiler alert** The President doesn't actually sign them. The Pardon Attorney does.....

Best of luck..!

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