#FixThe13thNY Campaign Featured on PIX11 and Fox 5 News – Next100
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#FixThe13thNY Campaign Featured on PIX11 and Fox 5 News

The featured rally protested a proposal by New York State Governor Hochul to bring private employers back into State prisons.

A March 15, 2022 rally by the #FixThe13thNY campaign, led by Next100 policy entrepreneur Vidal Guzman, was featured in both PIX11 and Fox 5‘s evening news. The rally, entitled “End Convict Leasing 2.0,” took place at New York City’s historic Foley Square and specifically protested New York State Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal to allow private corporations to employ incarcerated people—a practice currently banned under the State Constitution—and garnish half of wages earned.

The news clips are appended below, and you can learn more about End Convict Leasing 2.0 here and the #FixThe13thNY campaign here.


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Vidal Guzman Criminal Justice

Vidal Guzman is a New York City-based community organizer who has worked with the End Qualified Immunity Campaign, Black Lives Matter, and Just Leadership USA. At Next100, Vidal works to end the forced labor of incarcerated people currently allowed under the U.S. Constitution and New York State law, and to improve wages and training opportunities for the incarcerated. Vidal draws on his experience as a formerly incarcerated young person, initially incarcerated at 16, after being tried as an adult.

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