In Honor of Mother's Day, Philly Coalition Raises Bail to Reunite Women with Their Kids

While some people shell out to take Mom to brunch on Mother's Day or ignore it as a "Hallmark holiday," a coalition of groups in Philadelphia is marking the occasion by raising money to bail women with children out of jail.

It's part of National Mama's Bail Out Day, a crowd-funding effort that started in Atlanta to call attention to how the cash bail system affects low-income people, especially women of color with children. The campaign has spread to other cities, including Philadelphia, Oakland, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Minneapolis.

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