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Players Coalition, National and Local Organizations to Host Virtual Town Hall

With upcoming prosecutorial elections, discussion will highlight the power of local prosecutors and empower voters to improve their legal landscapes

 

Tomorrow, July 22 at 6 p.m. ET, Players Coalition Charitable Foundation, Advancement Project National Office, and local organizations will host “Power of Prosecutors: Know Before You Vote,” a virtual town hall to discuss the power of local prosecutors and to empower voters to fight mass incarceration by holding prosecutors accountable by heading to the polls.

Michigan’s two most populated counties, Oakland and Wayne, are home to hotly contested prosecutors races. Its winners will shape the local criminal justice landscape for the next four years.

“When people ask, ‘What can I do to help?’ the biggest thing they can do is vote,” said Duron Harmon, Players Coalition member and safety for the Detroit Lions who will participate during the town hall alongside teammates Christian Jones, Trey Flowers, and Jalen Reeves-Maybin. “Oakland and Wayne Counties are having primaries for county prosecutors, and we want to help bring awareness in Detroit on how critical the role of a prosecutor is in our legal landscape. This is an important election, and I am looking forward to our conversation on the power of a prosecutor and why it’s important to vote.”  

Who: Players Coalition Charitable Foundation, Advancement Project National Office, Michigan Liberation, ACLU-Michigan, Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES), Detroit Justice Center, Faithfully Organizing Resources for Community Empowerment (FORCE)

What: A virtual town hall to highlight the power of local prosecutors and how their work has led to an epidemic of mass incarceration. This town hall will empower voters with a deeper understanding of the issues at stake and the power of their vote to call for justice in their communities.

When: July 22, 2020 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: Streaming live on YouTube and Facebook via Players Coalition and Advancement Project National Office:

Players Coalition is structured as an independent 501(c)(3) (charity) and 501(c)(4) (advocacy) organization, working with professional athletes, coaches and owners across leagues to improve social justice and racial equality in our country. Using Players Coalition influence and support, we aim to impact systemic social and civic change in the areas of Police & Community Relations, Criminal Justice Reform, Education, and Economic Advancement. 

Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization. Founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1999, Advancement Project was created to develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns that produced the landmark civil rights victories of earlier eras.


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