Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an email on Thursday said he would not agree to a budget plan that fails to include changes to the state’s criminal justice system such as ending cash bail.

“If they have it, they can post bail and get out. If not, they are jailed awaiting trial. And we know that the overwhelming number of people who can’t afford bail are black and Latino, making this an issue of racial justice,” the email released by his office stated.

“We must modernize our criminal justice system in the State Budget and end cash bail.”

The email asks supporters to add their names to a petition in support of the cash bail plan, which would eliminate bail for non-violent charges.

The negotiations over the changes have been held at the level of both Cuomo and the legislative leaders, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

“In New York, we believe in a more just society, and we know what we must do to achieve it,” he wrote.