The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) has been centrally involved in campaigns to fix P.S. 186, reform Stop & Frisk, #CLOSErikers, pass the MRTA, and increase student support staff via the 20/20 campaign. Incorporating political education, organizer trainings, policy efforts, and art as a tool for activism, we engage members, staff, and our community to pursue varied campaign goals .
Our Program Includes:
By 2020, we want an increase to the budget for NYC public schools so as to quadruple the number of student support staff (Guidance Counselors, Career Counselors, College Counselors, Therapists, and Social Workers). To do this, we need to institute a Student Support Staff to Student ratio of no greater than 1:100; divest from the School to Prison Pipeline and policing culture; and invest in student and community-led restorative justice and safety strategies.
Marijuana Regulation and Tax Action Act (M.R.T.A.)
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) has been centrally involved in organizing to work with partner organizations in efforts to #CLOSErikers and to legalize marijuana in New York State through the Start SMART (Sensible Marijuana Access through Regulated Trade) New York Campaign.
Reform of Stop and Frisk
Bro/Sis was centrally involved in the New York City-wide organizing effort to change the policy of massive unconstitutional stop and frisks of New Yorkers – stops that violated the rights of the citizens of New York, were racially discriminatory and were a failed policing technique central to the discredited “Broken Windows Policing.”