Dear New Hour Friend,
With this legislative session ending, we celebrate our many wins for justice and grieve our losses.
Assembly Bill A616, championed by Assemblymember Rosenthal, has passed, allowing for a support person to be present with an incarcerated pregnant person during labor and delivery. This will greatly reduce the trauma mothers face when giving birth inside New York's jails and prisons.
On a sad note, it is with a very heavy heart we share the Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole bills did not pass. Despite mobilizing thousands in the largest united effort to date in NYS by the People's Campaign for Parole Justice, our lawmakers failed to recognize the lives of elderly, overwhelmingly Black and Brown people who deserve parole consideration.
We continue to provide direct services to justice-impacted women across Long Island. Save the dates for the following events:
June 17th-19th, New Hour will be joining and tabling at the Tribeca Film Festival. Get your free tickets here to view Incarcerated Nation with us.
Tuesday, June 29th, 1pm we're inviting New Hour members (and their children!) to join us for our monthly Empowerment Series meeting. Call our office to RSVP, or respond on the Facebook event page here.
The New Hour Team
(Amanda, Anitria, Danielle, Daphne, Jess, Kelsey, Lindsay, Pam, Serena, & Shoshana)