To: District Attorney Faith Johnson

Demand DA Faith Johnson Support Bail Reform

Demand DA Faith Johnson Support Bail Reform

District Attorney, Faith Johnson must renounce the bail industry and return all political contributions!

Why is this important?

The cash bail system in Dallas County discriminates against poor Black people in the most harmful ways. Black families are stripped of community, financial resources and a sense of basic human dignity. Black people remain in cages for weeks, months and sometimes years at taxpayer expense. And oftentimes, Black people are jailed with no evidence they have committed a crime. This is a crisis that can no longer continue.

In the past, I have had many family members who were forced to serve time simply because they did not have the money to make bail or were not given enough time to produce the money. In many cases, the amount requested for bail did not fit the crime. Families in the Dallas community like mine are tired of losing their loved ones to the criminal “injustice” system.

To make matters worse, District Attorney Faith Johnson is routinely locking up Black people for crimes of poverty. It has been reported by multiple sources that Johnson has received thousands of dollars from the bail industry and even sits on the board of the Dallas County Bail Bond Board. Her silence on the bail reform cannot be tolerated.

By pressuring District Attorney Faith Johnson to renounce the bail industry and to refuse political donations from these corporations we get one step closer to ending money bail’s exploitation of poor, Black people in Dallas County. There are many in our community who, not only believe in ending money bail, but are also working to make this come true.

It is time for Faith Johnson to do right by her constituents.

Join us in demanding Faith Johnson to renounce the bail industry and return all political contributions to bail corporations!

Dallas, TX, United States

Reasons for signing

  • BAIL REFORM IS DESPERATELY NEEDED ACROSS THE U.S.
  • Bail keeps loved ones apart. Only the well-off can afford it; it is unjust and racist.
  • It's a complete perversion of justice and her office for District Attorney Johnson to take money from the bail industry. She should resign.

Updates

2018-02-09 09:29:07 -0800

20,000 signatures reached

2018-02-08 18:15:47 -0800

10,000 signatures reached

2018-02-08 16:45:16 -0800

5,000 signatures reached

2018-02-06 22:13:11 -0800

1,000 signatures reached

2018-02-06 17:10:07 -0800

500 signatures reached

2018-02-05 12:15:10 -0800

100 signatures reached

2018-02-05 11:39:58 -0800

50 signatures reached

2018-02-05 11:32:51 -0800

25 signatures reached

2018-01-31 16:49:49 -0800

10 signatures reached