This Mother's Day, we’ve decided to pay it forward and focus on the black mamas bailout. Now through May 5, 10% of all sales will be donated to National Bail Out & Black Mamas Freedom Fund. This fund provides bail to black mamas who are sitting in jail awaiting a cash bail.
Let’s get some black mamas home to their families and children this Mother’s Day!
Read about National Bail Out below.
The National Bail Out Collective coordinates the Mama’s Day Bail Outs, where we bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as we can so they can spend Mother’s Day with their families where they belong!
The National Bail Out Collective also provides fellowship and employment opportunities for those we bail out in order to support their growth and create a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration.
We also work with groups across the country to support ongoing bail reform efforts and create resources for organizers and advocates interested in ending pretrial detention.
Why they do it:
Everyday tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities, on our communities in particular. Black people are over two times more likely to be arrested and once arrested are twice as likely to be caged before trial. Our LGBTQ and gender nonconforming family are targeted and caged at even more alarming rates, and once in jail are significantly more likely to be sexually and physically abused.
What they're up to:
This year we have three priorities:
Bail Outs: We bailed out Mamas and caregivers for Mother’s Day and in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are working to continue to free our people from cages, especially those that have been detained through the current uprising.
Building Political Community: We are building political community with those we bail out by providing life saving and affirming supportive services including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and stable housing as a means to build sustainable political community.
Thought Leadership: We are currently creating a report that details our work, victory and lessons.