Criminal System Change: Virtual Rally and Legislator Visit

Criminal System Change: Virtual Rally and Legislator Visit

March 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Advocate for Criminal Legal System reform, via Minnesota Second Chance Coalition, of which HumanistsMN is a member! TWO PART Event: Attend Part One Rally March 1- and do REGISTER for Part Two to Meet with your legislators on March 1 or 2 (register by Feb 22:
Part ONE: (Rally) On March 1, join in this year’s virtual event to hear stories and understand goals for this session regarding policies that advance second chances in Minnesota. (On Facebook
PART TWO: (20 minute virtual Legislative visits with lawmakers to advocate for second chances) Tuesday March 1st 1:30pm-4:30pm and Wednesday March 2nd 9am-1pm. Your specific visit time depend on the availability of your representative and senator on these days. MNSCC will send you your schedule after you register.

March 1 rally : This Year’s Legislative Focus is on Felony Murder Law Reform. Minnesota Second Chance Coalition believes that people should not be punished for the actions of another. However, because of Minnesota’s aiding and abetting felony murder doctrine, people can be punished for murder even when they didn’t kill anyone, nor even intend for another person to die. A recent study shows that this doctrine is used to over-punish Black people and young people at disproportionate rates. We stand with Felony Murder Law Reform in calling for changes so that Minnesotans are only held accountable for the mistakes that they make, and not punished for the homicidal acts of another.

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