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This is What Your Criminal Justice Reform Membership Supports
Expert campaign advice
Most people who start petitions are new to the world of advocacy and activism. Our staff provide advice for mobilizing support, generating media interest and lobbying elected officials. These services empower criminal justice reform advocates and make it possible for more petitions to WIN.
After more than twenty years in prison for marijuana, Jeff Mizanskey's son launched a petition asking for Jeff's release. With support from our staff, it was signed by more than 390,000 people, and his dad’s story was covered by Huffington Post, USA Today, and NBC. As a result, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon commuted Jeff’s sentence. Today he is free.
Influence over decision makers
Change.org helps people reach government leaders whose decisions impact their lives -- and proves there is power in numbers. Connecting advocates and decision makers facilitates changes in policies, laws and business practices.
Over the last two years more than 2.2 million people signed clemency petitions and in November of 2016, Change.org staff helped families impacted by the mass incarceration deliver those signatures in person. As a result, two dozen people granted clemency by President Obama had a petition on Change.org.
Better activism technology
The technology we build at Change.org empowers everyday people to improve the world around them. We have big ideas for the future, but we need your financial support to fuel new technological development.
After her daughter’s petition helped Sharanda Jones receive clemency from President Obama, her petition supporters crowdfunded over $25,000 to help her start her new life using tools on Change.org.
We can't do this type of work without your generous support.
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