MEDIA ADVISORY | Criminal Legal Reform Advocates to Rally for a Justice-Oriented City Budget on Tuesday


Abolitionist Law Center: Connease Warren,, 713-304-8990
ACLU of Pennsylvania: Andy Hoover,, 717-220-3278
Amistad Law Project: Julie Rodgers,, 214-542-4117

As the Philadelphia City Council considers Mayor Parker’s budget proposal, a coalition of criminal legal reform organizations will rally outside City Hall on Tuesday to urge the mayor and city council to include meaningful investments in the programs and services that truly keep our communities safe in the budget. 

Demonstrators will also urge the mayor and city council members to enact policies that increase transparency and accountability from Philadelphia police and in Philadelphia prisons. 

WHAT: Public demonstration featuring speakers from the community, including family members of individuals who died in Philadelphia jails and who were killed by the Philadelphia Police Department. 

WHO: Abolitionist Law Center, ACLU-PA, Alliance for a Just Philadelphia, Amistad Law Project, ANSWER, Free the Ballot, Frontline Dads, Healing Communities, Human Rights Coalition, One PA, Party for Socialism & Liberation, Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, Philadelphia Defenders Association Union, Philadelphia Muslim Freedom Fund, Philly Neighborhood Networks, Prison Oversight Board Advocates Coalition, Straight Ahead, Still We Rise Freedom Coalition, Unity 

WHERE: North side of Philadelphia City Hall

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, at 9:30 a.m.