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Dear friends,

Building off the collective power of our #ClemencyCoast2Coast Day of Action two weeks ago, we are partnering again today with CURB Prisons and CCWP to call on both New York Governor Cuomo and California Governor Newsom to grant emergency clemencies and releases in the wake of COVID-19. Please join us for an all day action today on social media using this updated Campaign Toolkit for more tweets and images to share. Also included in the toolkit is a new section on how to replicate this campaign in states outside New York and California. 

In addition to tweeting throughout the day, please be sure to participate in two Twitter "power hours". The first one will be in conjunction with Gov. Cuomo's daily COVID-19 briefing, which usually begins around 11:30 am EST / 8:30 am PST. We will direct all our efforts toward calling Cuomo's office, tweeting selfies at him, and demanding he release people. 

The second "power hour" will be in conjunction with Gov. Newsom's daily briefing, around 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST. We will also direct all our efforts during this time toward calling his office, tweeting selfies at him, and demanding he release people. 

Since the timing of both governor's briefings can vary from day to day, please stay connected to our Twitter and be on the look out for an email update from us in the next couple of hours for the exact timing of the power hours during Cuomo's and Newsom's briefings. 
New Social Media Tools
In addition to continuing to our Twitter selfie and call-in campaigns, we have added two new tweets and images to the Campaign Toolkit:

1. No Exclusions

Sample tweet:
Outside of clemencies, @NYGovCuomo and @GavinNewsom have used their power to only release people convicted of “non-violent”, low-level offenses and others for parole violations. These releases are good but not enough. #ClemencyCoast2Coast must include everyone vulnerable to #COVID19.

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2. COVID-19 & Racism

Sample tweet: Just like the prison systems in California and New York, #COVID19 disproportionately harms and kills Black, Brown, Indigenous, Native, and People of Color, To take a stand against racism and #StopTheSpread, we need @GovCuomo & @GavinNewsom to grant emergency #ClemencyCoast2Coast.

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