Criminal Justice Reform

The United States has the largest prison population of any country in the world, and African Americans are disproportionately targeted and locked up for non-violent offenses just as likely to be committed by their white peers. It’s time to right these wrongs. 

Jerry supports abolishing  private prisons, banning solitary confinement, investing in restorative justice and rehabilitative programs and advocates for greater accountability of law enforcement, including body cams and independent review boards. Jerry also supports reforming federal sentencing guidelines, incentivizing local governments to end cash bail, decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, limiting federal civil asset forfeitures, banning federal executions and halting the militarization of local police forces. Jerry also believes Congress has a role to play in justice for incarcerated mothers, and supports the creation of federal programs aimed at addressing the harms imposed on incarcerated individuals in the prenatal or postpartum periods and outlawing inhumane prison practices that affect mothers.

Jerry's Priorities

  1. Climate Crisis
  2. Closing the Wage Gap
  3. Criminal Justice Reform
  4. Education
  5. Gentrification and Affordable Housing
  6. Gun Reform
  7. Health Care
  8. Jobs, Wages, and the Economy
  9. LGBTQI+ Rights
  10. Money in Politics
  11. Police Reform
  12. Voting Rights and Elections
  13. Women’s Equality
  14. Youth Engagement
  15. Reparations
  16. Immigration