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G.L.I.T.S.
Funds go directly to securing necessities for trans people being released from Rikers, including temporary and long-term housing, food, harm reduction materials, laundry, and healthcare.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-house-lgbtq-young-adults-during-covid19

F2L Relief Fund
Funds go directly to queer and trans people incarcerated in New York.
https://www.f2lrelieffund.com/

COVID-19 Bailout NYC
Donations go towards posting bail for medically vulnerable people held in New York City jails and providing comprehensive post-release support, such as shelter and food for these individuals.
https://www.covidbailout.org/

⚡️ZAPS⚡️

Contact your District Attorney, Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Mayor’s Office Chief of Staff Emma Wolfe, and DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann through calls, faxes, emails, and social media mentions.

🚨NYC District Attorneys🚨

Step 1: Look up your District Attorney

Bit.ly/FindMyDA
Click your district on the map, your DA will pop-up in the upper left corner.

Queens County District
Melinda Katz

Email: katz@queensda.org
Social: @MelindaKatz
Phone (718) 286-6300

Kings County District
Melinda Katz

Email: gonzalez@brooklynda.org
Social: @BrooklynDA
Phone (718) 250-2202

Bronx County District
Darcel D. Clark
Email: Clarkda@bronxda.nyc.gov
Social: @BronxDAClark
Phone: (718) 590-2000

Manhattan County District
Cy Vance

Email: Vancec@dany.nyc.gov
Social: @ManhattanDA
Phone: (212) 335-9000

Step 2: Use the script

Short version: My name is [BLANK] and I am a resident of [JURISDICTION].

I am calling because Michael Tyson died of coronavirus while jailed on Rikers on a parole violation. His death and others like it could have been avoided if  your office had not been actively opposing the release of people jailed on parole or serving city sentences. I respectfully request that your office publicly support the release of EVERYONE currently jailed in Rikers and city jails, direct your line district attorneys to request that people be released on their own recognizance, and to publicly support courts’ decisions to end jail sentences.  

Step 3: Report back on what they said by filling out this Google Form: bit.ly/FreeThemAllReportback

⚡️Mayor Bill de Blasio⚡️

Step 1: Call/Tweet at NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Phone: (212) 788-2162
Twitter: @NYCMayor

Step 2: Use the script

Hello, my name is [Blank] and as a resident of NYC I’m calling to demand that the mayor take action to immediately release everyone detained in NYC city jails, beginning with people over 50, people with chronic illnesses, and immunocompromised people.  During this pandemic, the only way to protect public health is to free everyone immediately.

Step 3: Report back on what they said by filling out this Google Form: bit.ly/FreeThemAllReportback

🚨DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann🚨

Step 1: Call, email, and fax, and Tweet at
Cynthia Brann

Phone: (718) 546-0890
Email: cynthia.brann@doc.nyc.gov
Fax: 718-278-6022
Twitter: @CorrectionNYC

Step 2: Use the script

Hi, my name is [Blank] and as a resident of NYC I’m calling to demand that the DOC immediately begin discharge plans for everyone detained in NYC city jails, beginning with people over 50, people with chronic illnesses, and immunocompromised people.  During this pandemic, the only way to protect public health is to free everyone immediately.

Step 3: Report back on what they said by filling out this Google Form: bit.ly/FreeThemAllReportback

⚡️Emma Wolfe⚡️

Chief Of Staff at New York City Mayor’s Office

Step 1: Call/email
Emma Wolfe

Phone: 212-788-2162
Email: EWolfe@cityhall.nyc.gov

Step 2: Use the script

Hi, my name is [Blank] and as a resident of NYC I’m calling to demand that the de Blasio administration take action to immediately release everyone detained in NYC city jails, beginning with people over 50, people with chronic illnesses, and immunocompromised people.  During this pandemic, the only way to protect public health is to free everyone immediately. 

Step 3: Report back on what they said by filling out this Google Form: bit.ly/FreeThemAllReportback

Want to keep calling?

Call Governor Cuomo and ICE!

⚡️Governor Andrew Cuomo⚡️

Step 1: Call Gov. Cuomo at (518) 474-8390

  • For Cuomo, don’t re-direct to the coronavirus information line, press 2 then 2 to get on the line to speak to a real person (will take a long time) 

Step 2: Use the script

Hi my name is [insert name here] and I’m calling on the governor to grant emergency clemencies to elders and incarcerated New Yorkers, all of whom are vulnerable to the coronavirus. I ask that the governor take action before it’s too late. 

AND / OR

Hi, I’m a New York State resident from _____ and I’m calling to urge Governor Cuomo to take immediate steps to ensure the release of all people from NY state prisons. We especially urge the Governor to commute the sentences of criminalized survivors of gender violence. The Governor has consistently failed to commute the sentences of criminalized survivors and his inaction, in this moment of the coronavirus pandemic, means that he is potentially sentencing survivors to death.  Thank you for your time and we hope to see the Governor act with haste in addressing this crisis.


Step 3: Tweet at Governor Cuomo @nygovcuomo

💥ICE Field Office Director💥

We are uplifting phone zaps from our comrades at Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP), Survived and Punished New York, and organizations fighting immigration detention across New York State.

Contact your local ICE Field Office Director and demand that they Release All Detainees + Halt ICE Arrests + Stop Transfers. If you cannot reach your local director, please contact the assistant field office directors using the same script and information provided.

Step 1: Call your local ICE field office director or the assistance field office director. 

NY Field Office Director: Thomas Decker, 1-212-264-4213 (NYC office) & 1-716-464-5800 (Buffalo office)

Field Office Director: Thomas Feeley (Batavia)

Acting Deputy Field Office Director: Jerome White, 1-212-863-3580 

Assistant Field Office Director: Jacob Antoninis, 1-212-863-3437

Step 2: Use the script. 

Hi, my name is [NAME].

I am calling to demand that ICE release people in its custody and stop all enforcement operations in (New York OR  New Jersey). You are located in the current U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, a deadly virus that has killed over 2,000 people in the U.S. So far New York and New Jersey currently have the highest cases of COVID-19 in the country. Your detention conditions make it impossible to follow social distance protocols, as medical experts recommend and political officials are enforcing. Your transfers put people at further risk of contracting the deadly virus. [INSERT NAME OF ICE FIELD OFFICE DIRECTOR] needs to act now to ensure the safety and well-being of people detained by immediately releasing all people held by ICE in all (New York OR New Jersey) detention centers, stop further arrests and end all transfers between your negligent centers.

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