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Voting Matters…

but so does transparency, equity, and accountability!

Eli Savit ran a national campaign for Washtenaw County prosecutor as a vehement disruptor, with black activist voices acting as an enthusiastic choir during the global unrest in the wake of the George Floyd lynching that was aired as folks were locked down due to COVID.

Today, on National Voter Registration Day, What’s Left and Graduate Employees’ Organization 3550 are rallying to keep Shihab Jackson Free outside the 22nd Circuit Court on 101 E. Huron Street in Ann Arbor. After the rally, some attendees will attend Jackson’s court appearance at 1pm.

Many of us will not be able to make it to the rally, but it IS crucial to read what’s been going on with this case. If you only have 40 minutes for justice today, or this week, please read this article by Brian Geiringer of What’s Left Ypsi here or listening to it below. Additionally, Emergent Justice recommends the following courses of action to draw Mr. Savit back into the realm of accountability and transparency.

  • Cease all prosecution of drug-related incidents
  • Cease all prosecution of any charges resulting from a Pretext Stop—defined as any non-emergency stop
  • Drop all charges against Jackson; provide him an opportunity to clear his record

If you live in Washtenaw County, be sure to tell him you are one of his constituents!

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Leslie discovered the power of the pen in the third grade after her family moved to a new school district. Writing became a way to sort out her new surroundings and escape to fantasy landscapes. That child, and voice, has matured into a poet, writer, blogger, journalist, online content creator and editor. Leslie is a social entrepreneur with a demonstrated commitment to community. She is an active community member in Washtenaw County (Michigan) with expertise in social media marketing and content management systems, volunteer coordination and writing and 19 years of experience in the areas of online community management, training, leadership development, and social networking. She is interested in facilitating connection with both community residents and businesses. Through this work, the economy of the community is improved and the organizations are financially successful. Her main mode of advocacy and online community, however, is through writing.

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