I have been searching for an action-oriented, social justice project to get behind for some time. Weary of hand wringing and feeling helpless in the face of our current political and social whirlpool, I have settled on a dynamic and positive place to start: the Campaign for Smart Justice. This is an unprecedented, multi-year effort to eliminate racism in the criminal justice system and reduce the U.S. jail and prison population by 50 percent. This campaign is a project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Come out and meet your fellow ACLU Smart Justice Campaigners and ACLU Traverse City Field Organizer Anna Dituri! There are key legislative activities gearing up and it's time we get some action started!