The Portland Freedom Fund (PFF) is a constituent-led non-profit organization fiscally sponsored by 501c3 YWCA of Greater Portland.
Portland's Mother's Day Bail Out is part of a national movement to end cash bail in the United States. The Portland initiative is organized by the Portland Freedom Fund, in solidarity with activists nationwide committed to collective liberation.
You can learn more about PFF at the following links:
Alice, PFF bail recipient (Photo by Celeste Noche)
Our focus is on Black women and mothers trapped in the unjust system of pay-to-play civil liberties. Women should have the opportunity to be free from jail and in the company of their families on Mother's Day, and every day.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 and with the help of community referrals and referrals from public defenders, identify eligible women and mothers to free from pretrial detention, reuniting them with their families during the month of May.
We will provide an accounting of how many women for whom we post bail and the amount of bail paid. Unused funds will be used to continue PFF's mission of posting bail for vulnerable populations throughout the year.
This Mother's Day we ask you to give what you can, in dollars or attention, to this campaign. Countless advocates in cities across the United States are working tirelessly to end the exploitative cash bail system. Join us! Download a toolkit to start a Bail Out in your city: National Bail Out / nomoremoneybail.org.
**More information about YWCA of Greater Portland: The YWCA's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We provide direct services to marginalized people, and work upstream to make our communities more equitable spaces.**