POVERTY IS NOT A CRIME

HELP RAISE MONEY FOR FREEDOM!

Most of you know that my sister, Shannon, works as a public defender in the Bronx.  She works alongside an organization called The Bronx Freedom Fund, which is an awesome non-profit organization that pays bail for poor people accused of misdemeanor crimes.  Since they began in 2012, the Freedom Fund has bailed out 1,195 people.  Of those people, 95% returned to all their court dates, and 52% of their cases resulted in a full dismissal. You heard that right:  over half of the cases were dismissed!  Another whopping 40% of the cases ended with a non-criminal result (like a traffic ticket).  But for the Bronx Freedom Fund, these same people would have spent days, weeks, or even months in jail.  The reality is that 92% of people who cannot make bail end up pleading guilty to a misdemeanor just to get out. Gross, right?

DONATE AND HELP KENDRICK TAKE NOTICE 

She bought us front row tickets and backstage passes to Kendrick's show on 8/22, and now I need your help to raise money so that I have something to share with him when I meet him backstage.  I'll be sportin' a Bronx Freedom Fund tank top at the concert.  It's worth a try, right?  By donating to the Freedom Fund and sharing this page, you make it more likely that Kendrick will see this.

Donate and tell your friends.  Our goal is to raise $5,000 to ensure the Freedom Fund’s continued ability to prevent people from sitting in jail for low-level offenses.  Even if Kendrick doesn't take notice, you’ll still be an awesome person for donating. It’s a win-win.

For more information on the Bronx Freedom Fund, visit http://www.thebronxfreedomfund.org

#shandrick4freedom

Donations

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  • Ray Beauchamp 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • John Doe 
    • $120 
    • 42 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 42 mos
  • Meg Foley 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Mary Galicia 
    • $20 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Suzanne Bush 
Organizer
New York, NY
Bronx Freedom Fund Inc (The Bronx Freedom Fund) 
Registered nonprofit
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