Great News

[Content Note: Misogynoir; class warfare; criminalization of need.]

Last week, I wrote about Shanesha Taylor, a homeless, single mother of two children, who was arrested for child abuse after leaving her children in the car while interviewing for a job, because she had nowhere else to leave them. I mentioned the fundraiser started for her, which had an original goal of $9,000, an amount that would have covered her bond and nothing more.

Yesterday, Lynette Holloway reported at The Root that over $50,000 has been raised in support of Ms. Taylor and her children. The total currently stands at $63,000.

And more good news, via Prison Culture: As of this morning, Ms. Taylor has been released from jail.

The charges against her, however, are still pending. So if you haven't already signed the petition to drop the charges, please take a moment to add your name if you can.

And if you'd like to send a personal note of support to Shanesha Taylor, send them to her directly at: PO Box 5988, Glendale, AZ 85312.


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