Unitarian Universalists Call for an End to Money Bail at General Assembly in Kansas City
Unitarian Universalists Call for an End to Money Bail at General Assembly in Kansas City

End Money Bail Now!

End Money Bail Now!

The Essie Justice Group explains why ending money bail is important work to stop criminalizing families and communities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unitarian Universalists Call for an End to Money Bail at General Assembly in Kansas City

June 18, 2018
Marchaé Grair​
(617) 948-4386 (office)
mgrair [at] uua [dot] org

Kansas City, —MO Led by the organizers of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), Unitarian Universalists are using their annual gathering in Kansas City, MO,  to call for an end to money bail.

BLUU will lead Unitarian Universalists in three public witness events, including:     

  • Teaching ways Unitarian Universalists can push legislators to end money bail, such as participating in campaigns like #MamasBailOut that help get mothers out of jail who otherwise can’t afford it.

  • Creating care packages to support the work of Reale Justice, who help victims of domestic violence and organize to get Black fathers out of jail.

  • Traveling with Unitarian Universalists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color to Uzazi Village to learn about creating equity in maternal and infant health care, particularly among African-American people.

The #EndMoneyBail work at General Assembly aligns with the Unitarian Universalist Association’s mandate to end the criminalization of communities—work that was especially crucial in response to policies of the Trump administration.


A complete list of General Assembly events and presentations can be found in the online program.

The UUA is a religious association of congregations established in 1961 via the consolidation of the Universalist Church of America (organized in 1793) and the American Unitarian Association (organized in 1825). With the membership of more than 1,000 independently governed congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas, the UUA helps UU congregations thrive and promotes the values of Unitarian Universalism.

For more information contact pr@uua.org.

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