Raise the Age Victory Celebration!

May 08, 2017 at 6:30pm
June's Home in East Meadow - RSVP for exact address. We'll be arranging rides from the Westbury LIRR.
Kayla Glick ·

We won! New York has finally ended the harmful practice of prosecuting 16- and 17-year olds as adults in the justice system. 


Bend the Arc's New York Chapter leaders brought the Jewish community to the fight for juvenile justice in New York through legislative visits, phone calls to target legislators, letters to the editor, organizing rabbis to join an interfaith clergy sign-on letter, and community education. We are proud to have worked in partnership with the entire Raise the Age NY coalition, and particularly the formerly incarcerated youth and their families who bravely shared their stories and experiences.


We're kvelling—and now it's time to come together to celebrate our victory! Join us to reflect on the campaign and look ahead to what's next for our chapter. 


In the era of Trump, we need to revel in our victories to sustain us for the work ahead—and we just proved that we won't stop advancing a progressive agenda locally.

Whether this is your first or fifth Bend the Arc: New York event, we hope you can join us!



Will you come?