I understand why the backers of FWD.us do nothing for the millions of technology workers that have been forced from the workforce.
After all, nobody among them wants to see people over 35 working in the technology industry, right Mark?
But so soon after an illegal immigrant killed a policeman, each of you are already footing the bill to advocate freeing people in jail who may or may not be here illegally, well isn’t that a bit cold and shameful on your part?
It is bad enough that Nancy Pelosi will not condemn this illegal immigrant.
But respected businessmen and women who put their hard earned money behind Mark Zuckerberg and FWD.us?
When our loved ones spend time in jail or prison, here’s what they miss:
Helping with homework. Cheering from the bleachers at the big game. Planning an anniversary surprise, blowing out their birthday candles, or saying their goodbyes at the funeral. Spending the holidays at home.
The United States’ incarceration crisis is the result of harmful criminal justice policies, which waste billions of taxpayer dollars while hurting our communities, our economy, and perhaps most of all, our families. People are losing family time while they’re locked up, and so are their loved ones at home. It’s time we can’t get back.
Anyone who cares about injustices in the immigration system that have locked too many out of the American dream for too long should care about failures in the criminal justice system, too. Our country is stronger when all of us have the opportunity to live up to our full potential.
We just released a powerful new video about families who are losing time to our nation’s incarceration crisis. Watch the video for a first-hand view of what so many will experience this holiday season:
Our new report, “Every Second: The Impact of the Incarceration Crisis on America’s Families,” reveals that nearly 1 in 2 adults in the United States has had an immediate family member incarcerated. That’s every second person. And that means millions of families are spending this holiday season without a parent, spouse, sibling, or child.
If we’re going to fix the failed systems that have locked too many families out of the American dream for too long, we need transformative changes to every aspect of the criminal justice system across the country. We need to keep building urgency in the fight to end this growing crisis.
Families are losing precious time to our incarceration crisis. But together, we can build more awareness of the problem in our communities and begin to fix it.
Our country is stronger when families are stronger.
Thank you, and best wishes for the holiday season,
P.S. The nationwide response to our report has been incredible so far — and I know our powerful new video could move so many more people to join us in the fight to safely and securely reduce incarceration nationwide. I hope you’ll take a minute to listen to the stories of what families lose when a loved one is in jail or prison.