Let My People Go - MUTUAL AID

During the pandemic, the Let My People Go campaign raised over $380,000 and helped Brooklyn Community Bail Fund to free 60 of our immigrant neighbors  from ICE detention centers.

We’re now raising money to meet the needs of the folks freed by the Let My People Go campaign and recently reunited with their families.

Please donate to help us cover basic necessities, including rent, food, and baby supplies. 

We’ve seen the violent impact human caging has on our friends, neighbors, families, loved ones, and communities. We know how this system works, how these forces of punishment interlock to keep us all disempowered. We cannot defeat it unless we are united in preventing anyone from being treated as disposable. All incarceration is family separation. 

“La policía, la migra, la misma porquería” 

Black Lives Matter and #FreeThemAll are urgent imperatives. We know that immigration incarceration is deeply intertwined with “criminal” incarceration, as both are designed to uphold a white supremacist state. And we also know that as we dismantle the carceral system, we must also create new forms and institutions of care and support for all. 

As we fight to defund police, abolish ICE, and tear down the prison-industrial complex, we’re also working to provide material support to our most marginalized neighbors. It’s not enough to free people from detention, we must also support the post-release needs of those freed and provide material aid to support impacted families who were neglected before the COVID crisis and have been cut off from the state’s inadequate response to it.

Freedom, Ruthie Gilmore reminds us, is not just the absence of cages but the presence of care and support. Our campaign advances a global vision for collective liberation. This can only be achieved by lovingly, caringly redistributing resources and creating community safety independent of violent state institutions. Support for our immigrant neighbors after their release is just as important as the release itself. We refuse to abandon our friends to fend for themselves now. Let My People Go recognizes that ALL incarceration is family separation, and community care is family reunification.

We are mobilizing a network of parents, families, caregivers, and New York City neighbors to show up for each other to take on the responsibility of caring for each other and changing the political conditions. Join us.

For those able to donate time, we encourage you to reach out to our partners at New Sanctuary Coalition.

Donations

  • Emily Hornsby 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Ann Eisenstein 
    • $75 
    • 12 d
  • Emma Berry 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Rimma Ashkinadze 
    • $25 
    • 15 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 16 d
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Organizer

Kevin Cheng 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 
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