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Working towards the success of the Millions for Prisoners March has been a central theme of the Amend the 13th’s agenda since the outset. In a movement dedicated to not only abolishing legal slavery in Amerika, but transforming the nature and structure of unequal social, political and economic relationships upon which mass incarceration is based, support for the March is of course an obvious priority – but what is not so obvious is why this march is vital to the very future of progressive social change in Amerika.
Double-digit unemployment, growing high school drop-out rates, a 33 percent single year tuition fee increase at California’s public colleges and universities, and an elevating HIV/AIDS infection rate. The California Young Democrats Black Caucus is responding to the glaring need for a youth voice and perspective.