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Vigil at South Bay Correctional Facility 9/25/15
Friday, September 25, 2015 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Suffolk County House of Correction 20 Bradston Street, Boston
ACT NOW TO FUND JOBS FOR FORMERLY INCARCERATED PEOPLE
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UPDATE: It passed the Senate at $500,000 instead of $2 million. Not all that we wanted, but a first step. We'll put another alert in early June when the House and Senate have to rectify their budgets with one another.

Senate Budget Amendment S761 is in limbo right now, and we need to make it move. The amendment would allocate $2 million to fund jobs and job training for formerly incarcerated people and court involved youth. The Senate bundled amendments into 3 piles: Yes, No and Held. The good news is it didn't go to the No pile; it's in the held pile.

Please contact your Senators and Senate Leadership and also have your members call to let them know how important this amendment is for formerly incarcerated people and court involved youth to have access to jobs and job training.

Call Your Senator To Support S761 NOW!
Call on your Senator to support $ for job training for folks returning from incarceration as well as finding jobs for court-involved youth. #JobsNotJails
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