Jobs Not Jails Rally – April 26

Post Date: April 11, 2014

While we’re waiting for the Judiciary Committee to reschedule the public hearing on FAMM’s bills, here is an event that we’re very excited about. The Jobs Not Jail coalition is holding a major rally on Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Boston Common Bandstand. FAMM is proud to be one of over 80 organizations, churches and unions that have endorsed the event. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of inspiration, music and connection.  Show our elected officials that we’ve had enough of mass incarceration!

The Jobs Not Jails campaign. The JNJ campaign has three main goals:

  • Criminal justice reform – Repeal mandatory minimum sentences for drugs, end driver’s license suspensions for drug offenders and fund education in prisons;
  • Stop all new prison construction;
  • Redirect the $2 billion saved to create job opportunities, especially in high-crime neighborhoods.

Join us on the 26th! Please let us know if you will be attending.  We will have FAMM signs for you to hold. This will be a good opportunity to meet other FAMM members as well as people from across the state and from all walks of life who are working for change. Don’t live in the Greater Boston area? The JNJ campaign is organizing buses and carpools – you can find more information here.

I hope to see you on April 26!  


Barbara J. Dougan 
Massachusetts Project Director 
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)