The General Assembly’s passage of the Pretrial Fairness Act comes as part of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ criminal justice reform bill, HB 3653 SFA2. This victory not only ends the use of money bond, but will make many people ineligible for pretrial incarceration, among other systemic reforms.
Join us for a virtual town hall cohosted by BLM BloNo, YWCA Mclean County, and Bloomington-Normal Chapter of the NAACP, this Saturday, 1/16, at 10am, where we’ll celebrate this victory and discuss its local impact.
For two years, Black Lives Matter Bloomington-Normal and Bloomington-Normal Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America have worked side-by-side to end the racist and classist practice of wealth based incarceration by calling for an end to money bond. In 2019, our organizations allied with local faith and civil rights organizations to form the Decarcerate BloNo campaign, and joined the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice to organize for passage of the Pretrial Fairness Act.
Even with this victory, we know this fight is far from over. We will organize our community to defend this bill through to implementation, and to continue pressing onward towards true justice and safety for all of our community.
Prior registration is required for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Wayman AME Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal
Bloomington-Normal Chapter of NAACP
Bloomington-Normal League of Women Voters
Coalition to End Money Bond
Black Lives Matter Bloomington-Normal
Bloomington-Normal Democratic Socialists of America
YWCA McLean County