Black Activists Launch 'National Mama's Bail Out Day' For Incarcerated Mothers

 

In honor of Mother's Day, a group of Black Activists are banning together on a mission to bring home at least 30 incarcerated women who are facing charges "for low-level offenses such as loitering or small scale drug possession."

Southerners on New Ground (SONG), the Movement for Black Lives, ColorOfChange and more, has raised over $250,000 for National Mama’s Bail Out Day, in an attempt to release jailed women in AtlantaLos AngelesHouston, Minneapolis and other cities across the nation. 

SONG released this statement about the mission:

"It is rooted in the history of Black liberation, inspired by the enslaved Africans and Black people who used their collective resources to purchase each other’s freedom. Through this action, we will support birth mothers, trans mothers, and other women who mother and are entangled in the criminal legal system. We’re fundraising in our local communities and across the South to help bring as many Black mamas and caregivers as we can for Mother’s Day to give them an opportunity to spend Mother’s day with their famillies, highlight the human costs of inhumane and destructive bail practices, and support local base-building on the frontlines of mass incarceration.”

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