Trans and queer people, BIPOC, Disabled people, poor people, and sex workers are targeted by all laws that increase criminal penalties. Contact your legislators and sign on to stop the expansion of criminalization in WA at tinyurl.com/NoNewCrimes
Re-posted from @nonewwashingtonprisons:
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Slide 1: Yellow maze/labyrnth patterned border. Slide reads "ALL ROADS LEAD TO CRIMINALIZATION. tell WA legislators to stop expanding crime legislation! tinyurl.com/NoNewCrimes @nonewwashingtonprisons
Yellow maze design. Slide reads: Every year, dozens of bills are introduced in WA that add new crimes and increase sentences, police, and prison budgets, and prosecutors’ power. Some of the bills come from Republicans and some from Democrats. But they all have one thing in common: They seek to solve social problems by arresting more people and locking people up for longer. tinyurl.com/NoNewCrimes
Orange maze design. Slide reads: We are tired of our lawmakers growing this racist, harmful system. Black and indigenous people, communities of color, poor people, people with disabilities, and queer and trans people are relentlessly targeted by any law that increases criminal penalties, no matter what the bill’s sponsors and supporters intend.
Orange maze design. Slide reads: Read our call to action for the full list of criminalizing bills under consideration in WA, including some that pretend to be progressive, and some that are specifically about criminalizing protestors. (tinyurl.com/NoNewCrimes)
Red orange maze design. Slide reads: This year we say stop expansion of the criminal system in WA! We know creating more crimes does not make people safe. To make our communities safer, we need resources. We need more housing, childcare, healthcare, arts, education, and environmental protection. We need care. NOT MORE CUFFS. NOT MORE CAGES.
Red maze design. Slide reads: Join the campaign to stop the expansion of criminalization in WA! SIGN ON AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR AN ORGANIZATION: tinyurl.com/NoNewCrimes ...