Listen to MAG-Net November 27th Digital Dialogue: "Campaign for Prison Phone Justice - Year End Campaign Wrap-up"
2012 has been a significant year for the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice. Successes include the nation-wide organizing and Congressional in-district delegation visits in support of the FCC Wright Petition to lower prison phone rates, an award winning film "Middle of Nowhere" used to advance this groundbreaking campaign, resolutions being passed on the state level in support of lower prison phone rates, and national media coverage, just to name a few. The Campaign wouldn't have been able to make such tremendous strides without the leadership and involvement of MAG-Net members, major support from community groups, legal experts, policy advocates, civil rights leaders, faith-based organizations and prisoner families.
This Digital Dialogue highlighted a report back from our successful November 15th "Strong Families, Safe Communities" FCC Rally and Press Conference. In addition, participants heard from key organizations, advocates, faith leaders, and others that have played an integral role in moving this campaign forward. Campaign organizers shared next steps and ways individuals and organization can get plugged in.
- Steven Renderos, Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
- Commissioner Anne C. Boyle, Nebraska Public Service Commission
- Dr. Artika R. Tyner, Community Justice Project, University of St. Thomas (in Minneapolis, MN)
- Corrine Yu, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- Holly Cooper, The Detention Project, UC Davis School of Law
- Cheryl Leanza, United Church of Christ, OC Inc.
Moderated by Betty Yu, Center for Media Justice
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