Abolish Private Prisons has had the privilege of working directly with or parallel to great individuals and organizations -- all sharing the goal of reforming the criminal justice system.
African American Christian Clergy Association
The African American Christian Clergy Coalition is led by Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. and seeks to promote unity among African American Christian Clergy in order that individual lives will be enriched, diverse churches and ministries will be strengthened, and the unique needs of the African American community will be addressed.
Abolish Private Prisons worked with AACCC, Dr. Stewart, and Jannah Scott to publish an article tracing the path between slavery and private, for-profit prisons in the Phoenix-area print newspaper by and for African Americans, Arizona Informant. Additionally, APP and AACCC co-sponsored an ad in the newspaper announcing the partnership.
Local First Arizona
Local First Arizona promotes, supports and celebrates a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating citizens about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration. Local First Arizona's business coalition represents nearly 3,000 locally owned businesses of all industries and sizes across the state. Local First Arizona also boasts about 1,000 individual members of the Localist program.
Local First has hosted Abolish Private Prisons community education events on multiple occasions, forged connections between Abolish Private Prisons and other local businesses (such as Changing Hands Bookstore), and fostered fundraising efforts.