This Mother’s Day, SONG is running a campaign to bail out as many Black women, broadly defined, across the South as we can. More than often, people are sitting in cages because they cannot afford to pay bail. SONG crews will be participating in bail outs and holding events to discuss the devastating impact of money bail and pre-trial incarceration on our communities.
Consider a donation to SONG this Mother’s Day to connect Black families and loved ones and highlight the inhumane and destructive bail practices.
Contributions will be used to bail out Black women, and to support continuing on-the-ground organizing of participating grassroots organizations. All resources we get that are not used for the action will be saved for future bail outs or to advance long-term liberation work in our communities! Across the Southeast, we see bail outs as an ongoing tactic to build a base, to expose the crisis of cash bail and the beast that is the criminal-legal system, to change hearts and minds, to make real and material impacts on the lives of our people, and to build power.