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our work

We work at the municipal and state level to end mass incarceration and the drug war in Connecticut and New York. Building leadership and developing the organizing capacity of directly impacted people and local groups is at the core of our mission and approach, informing every aspect of what we do. Through organizing and leadership development, we seek to strengthen communities and sustain the impact of our work together. We believe that with the right mix of strategies and tactics, utilizing multiple methods for change (organizing, advocacy, research, education, arts/cultural work, and more), and with the right collaborations and partnerships, together we can advance the agenda to finally end mass incarceration and the drug war in CT and NY, and show the country a path to an equitable, healthy, safe, and just future. 

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