#FreeThemAll Billboards

#FreeThemAll Billboard by Josh Patterson (near Bernalillo, NM)

#FreeThemAll Billboard by Marina Eskeets (near Grants, NM)

#FreeThemAll Billboard by Vicente Telles (near Chaparral, NM)

#FreeThemAll Billboard by Eric J. García (near Moriarty, NM)

#FreeThemAll Billboard by Yvette Serrano (near Los Lunas, NM)

#FreeThemAll Billboard by Ese Spook (Albuquerque, NM)

#FreeThemAll Billboard/Banner by Haley Greenfeather English (Albuquerque, NM)

Check out the first 3 of our #FreeThemAll Billboards! New Mexico artists Josh Patterson (@josh_fto), Marina Eskeets (@_eltine), and Vicente Telles (@vcents83) have designed billboards located throughout the state of New Mexico in areas near detention centers (Albuquerque/Bernalillo, Grants, Chaparral) to highlight the urgency for incarcerated people trapped inside jails, prisons, and migrant detention during a global pandemic. #FreeThemAll Billboards is a partnership between fronteristxs and OLÉ. The project is made possible with support from the Art for Justice Fund. Stay tuned for more New Mexico billboards!

Find out more about COVID-19 in immigrant detention centers at https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/map

Find out more about COVID-19 in prisons and jails at https://www.prisonpolicy.org/virus/index.html

Watch the 2020 #FreeThemAll Billboard Artist Community Conversation: 


Action #1: Call your officials.

Action #2: Join a #FreeThemAll Car Rally (or start one in your town).
For more info on FTA Friday Car Rallies:
Millions for Prisoners NM FB page

Action #3: Share this campaign on social media. Follow us on IG/FB/twitter @fronteristxs

Tag your public officials!
For New Mexico:
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
Senator Martin Heinrich
Senator Ben Ray Lujan
Rep Melanie Stansbury
Rep Teresa Leger Fernandez 
Rep Yvette Herrell
Who to Call:

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
(505) 476-2200

Attorney General Hector Balderas
(505) 717-3500

ICE Assistant Field Office Director Wayne Cox 
(915) 834-4802

Outside of NM: Call your governor!

Call script:
Hello, my name is __________ and I am a constituent. I am calling with urgent concern about the health and safety of people inside New Mexico immigrant detention centers, prisons, and jails. I am urging you to save lives by requiring the immediate release of people in our state's jails and prisons, and asking for you to pressure ICE to release all migrants from detention centers because inaction is a death sentence.

In 2018, federal spending on immigration enforcement was $24 BILLION–approximately 34% higher than combined spending on FBI, DEA, Secret Service, US Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
The US incarcerates people at the highest rate worldwide: the US criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in prisons, jails, and psychiatric hospitals at a cost of $265 BILLION a year. The US rate of incarceration is far higher than much larger countries like India and China, and more totalitarian ones like Russia and the Philippines. Mass incarceration is a form of legalized slavery and disporportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, Latinx people across the US.
We need to dismantle the carceral state. We need to divest from prisons and defund police. We need investments in healthcare, housing, education, and jobs. We need #CareNotCages.

More Resources

Detention Watch Network

Freedom for Immigrants

Prison Policy Initiative


Worth Rises

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