ACLU of Michigan's Smart Justice Campaign

Calling all Jews for criminal legal reform! 
Right now, the ACLU of Michigan's Smart Justice campaign is base-building and doing initial outreach to state legislators to advocate for forthcoming legislation on pretrial reform that will advance our two-part goal: Cut incarceration in half and end racial disparity in the criminal legal system. Pretrial reform is relevant now more than ever before, and the Michigan Supreme Court concurs.
If you want to take part in Smart Justice, here's all of our upcoming events.

Register for a training and for our day of digital action!

We’re offering two identical trainings on storytelling and legislative advocacy – both are free to attend for anybody at any skill level. If you're a part of another campaign within DJJ, you are more than welcome to attend and build out your chops with us!

  • Click here to RSVP for the training on Wed April 29th (6-8pm)
  • Click here to RSVP for the SAME training on Mon May 4th (6-8pm) 

One of the training’s purposes is to gear up for our statewide, online event focused on pretrial reform on Wed May 27th!

  •  Click here to RSVP for the digital day of action on Wed May 27th


Do you recognize your legislator?

If your state senator or representative is listed here, let me know! They are key targets right now!

Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Ruth Johnson (R-14)
  • Jim Runestad (R-15)


House Judiciary Committee

  • Diana Farrington (R-30)
  • Ryan Berman (R-39)
  • Douglas Wozniak (R-36)
  • Kyra Bolden (D-35)

Need to learn more? Or want to get even more involved?
Reach out for a 1:1 with Valeriya Epshteyn at [email protected]
Last but not least
We're circulating a comment card pressuring Governor Whitmer to release vulnerable people from prisons & jails? Can you can fill it out and circulate on social media? 
Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.