We need 100 Milk Not Jails Sustainers Today!
Last week New York State’s legislature legalized medical marijuana, a huge feat that will open doors for more criminal justice change if we mobilize new allies now. While the legislature is on recess, Milk Not Jails will be organizing rural New Yorkers to demand parole reform and an end to racist marijuana arrests, and we need your support to do it.
To cover our operating costs, we need 100 people to make $20 contributions to Milk Not Jails each month through the end of the year. Simply enter your donation amount—consider donating what you earn by working for one hour—and click on “make this recurring” to help us sustain our organizing efforts and to gear up for the fall elections cycle and the 2015 legislative session.
Milk Not Jails has been busy fighting for change and building an alternative to the prison economy. This month Stephen Pendarvis joined Milk Not Jails’ dairy marketing and distribution cooperative as the third and newest worker-owner! Stephen drives the Milk Not Jails truck, delivering fresh dairy products to our dedicated customers. Read an interview with Stephen.
We also moved! We’re partnering with Build It Green! NYC (BIG!NYC), which hosts our new cold storage facility. Milk Not Jails worker-owners and volunteers spent hours rebuilding a dilapidated walk-in refrigerated using reclaimed materials donated by BIG!NYC.
We just completed a pilot project with United Way of NYC, providing milk to their food pantries. We’re hoping to expand this opportunity, so please contact us if you know any food pantries in the NYC area that are interested in receiving fresh, New York-made dairy products for their clients!
With a new warehouse and office, new cooperative members, and new opportunities, we have a lot of plans for the coming months. Help us continue to make a political and economic impact in New York by becoming a monthly sustainer today!
Saquana, Stephen, Tychist and Lauren
Milk Not Jails
497 Quincy Street
Brooklyn, NY 11221
We put money in the hands of New York farmers and power in the hands of the criminal justice movement! Milk Not Jails is a cooperative business, owned and operated by formerly incarcerated people and upstate dairy farmers.
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