Massachusetts Congresswoman Pressley Unveils Progressive Criminal Justice Legislation Plan

Black Star News

November 15, 2019

“There’s no question that mass incarceration causes deep harm to young people, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ people, and stands in the way of achieving reproductive justice for all,” said Kimberly Inez McGuire, Executive Director of Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE). “Bans on abortion coverage, lack of sex education, state violence, discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people, and stigma against our bodies, genders, sex, and decisions all make it harder for each of us to live free and with dignity, and mass incarceration makes all of these systemic harms even worse. We applaud Rep. Pressley and all of the courageous sponsors for this important resolution that would bring us closer to dismantling the unjust systems that disproportionately displace and harm Black and brown people; people who are pregnant; queer, trans, and nonbinary people; young people; and sex workers.”