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Hold Your District Attorney Accountable During COVID-19

Hold Your District Attorney Accountable During COVID-19

Prisons are now more dangerous than ever, with little to no ways to protect those incarcerated from COVID-19. We are asking our friends and supporters to get in touch with your District Attorney, via email, phone, and social media and demand the release of caged...

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Twitter Storm to Reduce Incarceration: March 30, 2020

Emancipate NC is partnering with Forward Justice for virtual action on Twitter.  It's time to turn up the pressure on Governor Cooper. Today at 3pm EST we're calling on him to act NOW.   Use the Twitter Storm toolkit below to take action! Topic: Incarceration...

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Women AdvaNCe names Dawn Blagrove, a Woman to Watch!

Women AdvaNCe names Dawn Blagrove, a Woman to Watch!

by Nicki Faircloth, Women AdvaNCe Women AdvaNCe has named Dawn Blagrove, the Executive Director of Emancipate NC as a Woman to Watch! Dawn is an attorney and attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and North Carolina Central School of Law (woot...

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Executive Director Dawn Blagrove Wins 2020 King Leader Award

Executive Director Dawn Blagrove Wins 2020 King Leader Award

At Emancipate NC, we are thrilled to announce that our Executive Director, Dawn Blagrove, has received the 2020 King Leader Award from the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee. Below is her winning personal essay, reflecting on how we must, as Dr. Martin Luther...

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Our Growing Evolution to EmancipateNC

Our Growing Evolution to EmancipateNC

by Dawn Blagrove, Executive Director The American system of criminal justice is irreparably broken. There is no way to reform a system that cannibalizes the souls of all who have the misfortune to be touched by it. Those two simple truths led Carolina Justice Police...

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Police Accountability Scorecard for Raleigh City Elections

Police Accountability Scorecard for Raleigh City Elections

ACLU of NC, in partnership with the Carolina Justice Policy Center, North Carolina Asian Americans Together, Raleigh PACT, and El Pueblo, recently researched and released a candidate scorecard of the city of Raleigh officials about their positions on police...

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A Black Mother’s Worst Fears

A Black Mother’s Worst Fears

By Attorney Dawn Blagrove, CJPC Executive Director Most Mothers never stop wanting to protect their children from harm. For mothers of Black sons, two of the most dreaded harms are getting sent to prison and dying. With today's plague of mass incarceration across the...

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