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GRANTEE PARTNERS CALL FOR SOLUTIONS TO RIKERS CRISIS

In a letter to NYC District Attorneys, a coalition of 21 organizations (including 11 grantees) called for the immediate decarceration of Rikers Island.

Recent reports from the jail paint a picture of inhumane conditions, extreme violence and severe staffing shortages. Of the nearly 6,000 people held at Rikers, almost 90% are Black and/or Latinx and 85% are presumed innocent.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

The Tow Foundation stands in solidarity with the Black community and its allies to dismantle the systems that have contributed to the racial injustice and deep, violent oppression in our country. We encourage our peers in philanthropy to do the same, using both their words and actions. Staying silent is not an option. The Tow Foundation is committed to highlighting the work of our grantee partners in support of a more safe, just and equitable society for all. Please tune in to their social media channels to learn more.

Leonard Tow
Founder & Chair,
Board of Trustees

We must break away from the concept that only government has the power and resources to change lives. Individuals and small organizations make big things happen.