Lobby Day to End Money Bond on February 25th!
Happy New Year!
This month, CCBF paid bond for the 300th person. Getting to this point required paying more than $1.5 million dollars in ransom money to Cook County. We are grateful for your continued support, but we shouldn’t have to do this. As we have paid bond for more and more people over the last four years, CCBF has also continued to dedicate increasing time and energy towards ending money bond once and for all. This year, we are excited to be working with our partners in the Coalition to End Money Bond and the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice to pass the Pretrial Fairness Act.
Register now to get on the bus and join us in Springfield on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 for a lobby day and rally in the state capitol! We need your help to educate legislators about the urgent need for transformative bond reform. The Pretrial Fairness Act will not only end money bond but also create real protections for accused people, guaranteeing pretrial freedom and dramatically reducing pretrial jailing in Illinois.
This February 25th Lobby Day will be our first opportunity to show legislators and the Governor the massive community support for ending money bond. Join us by registering at bit.ly/PFAlobby!
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