VICE NEWS: KICKOFF to #CLEMENCYNOW with FAMILY CANDLELIGHT VIGIL outside the WHITE HOUSE

VICE NEWS: KICKOFF to #CLEMENCYNOW with FAMILY CANDLELIGHT VIGIL outside the WHITE HOUSE

Pictured: William Underwood’s children: Anthony, Ebony & Miko

On the evening of Monday, November 14,2016 over 100 Families of incarcerated loved ones with pending clemency petitions gathered for a candlelight vigil outside the The White House to urge President Obama to grant more clemencies before he leaves office. The #ClemencyNOW event was organized by #cut50. Founder Van Jones and attorney for clemency recipients and #Cut50 campaign manager, Brittany K. Byrd spoke along with daughter of incarcerated parent, Ebony Underwood to the families and media about the urgency for reuniting families and bringing their loved ones Home for the Holidays. There are currently 11,355 applications pending. The following day, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 families delivered more than 2 million signatures to the Department of Justice in support of clemency.

Vice News and several media outlets were there to capture this monumental event.

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