Our incarceration policies and their implementation cut to the core of who we are as a society. They offer us a clear reflection of how we value people, our peers, our neighbors. Looking at any incarceration statistics in the United States or California and we see a clear example of a society that is still riddled with institutional racism and systemic oppression.
We believe in the worth and dignity of all — and that all should be equal under the law. And today we are falling far short of those aspirations.
The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry supports the passage of Proposition 47, a ballot initiative that will help turn the tide on our deficient incarceration system. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved!