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October 27, 2009

2009.10.27: Protest 6 p.m. Execution of Reginald Blanton

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 1:52 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:52 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Protest 6 p.m. Execution of Reginald Blanton

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Campaign-to-End-the-Death-Penalty/129680292891?ref=nf

What you can do for REGINALD BLANTON: Call Governor Perry-512-463-2000. Call the Court of Criminal Appeals at 512-463-1551 and urge them to grant his petition for a stay. Contact the Supreme Court clerk at 202-479-3211 and urge them to grant his appeal.

Texas plans to take the life of death row prisoner Reginald Blanton on October 27th. Reginald’s case is riddled with injustice. He was convicted of killing his best friend Carlos Garza over jewelry. The evidence against him is of two witnesses, his brother and his brother’s then pregnant girlfriend. Both have said they were threatened by the police with being charged with the crime, and both had recanted their statements by the time of trial. He was convicted by an all white jury as a result of jury shuffles to exclude African-Americans from the jury. There was no DNA, no fingerprints, no murder weapon found. The only physical evidence, a shoe print on the door of Mr. Garza’s apartment, failed to match to Reginald. In addition, there were glaring problems with his appeals attorney at the state level.

Reginald’s case is also important because he is an activist on death row who helped found the DRIVE Movement which has held numerous hunger strikes and protests on death row.

Now is the time to put the pressure on. The Texas Death Penalty and Rick Perry, in particular, have come under public scrutiny because of the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. Willingham was executed for a fire that killed three of his children. The Texas Forensic Science Commission recently discovered that the fire was accidental, making Cameron Todd Willingham INNOCENT. Perry has since tried to cover up this state-sponsored murder by changing around the personnel on the Commission. We cannot let Perry kill another innocent man!

A detailed description of Reginald’s case was written by Cartel Pargel and can be read here: http://socialistworker.org/2009/10/12/innocent-until-proven-dead (Spanish translation here: http://www.lahaine.org/index.php?p=1963)

Reginald’s mother, Anna Terrell, delivered a powerful plea for her son’s life in front of the crowd that gathered yesterday in Austin, TX to demand the abolition of the death penalty.

Part 1

Part 2

More claims about Reginald’s innocence have been made by Liliana Segura: http://www.alternet.org/rights/143499/4_prisoners_facing_executions_or_serving_extreme_jail_sentences_who_very_well_may_be_innocent/

and Mark Clements who spent 28 years in prison for a crime he did not commit: http://socialistworker.org/2009/10/23/abolish-the-death-penalty-today

Join us in telling the state of Texas that Reginald Blanton deserves a new day and court and to STOP THE EXECUTION!

Please write a clemency letter today, and be ready to bombard the office of Rick Perry and the BPP with phone calls and faxes next Wednesday. Together we can save the life of Reginald!!!!! And please, please, forward far and wide, to all your lists serve, forum, blogs, from here all the way to China.

Make phone/fax calls to Gov. Rick Perry’s Office:
Call 512-463-1782
Fax 512-463-1849.

Office of the Governor Main Switchboard: (512) 463-2000 (office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST)

Contact the Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles and tell them to grant Reginald Blanton clemency:
Call (512) 406-5852
Fax (512) 463 8120

October 15, 2009

2009.10.15: HOUSE PARTY FOR ABOLITION – TOMORROW!!!

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 12:08 pm

From:  Kurti, Rebecca
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:08 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: HOUSE PARTY FOR ABOLITION – TOMORROW!!!

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty’s 2nd Annual

HOUSE PARTY FOR ABOLITION

TOMORROW!!!

Friday, October 16th

6:30 p.m.

145 W. 122nd St. #3, Harlem

Between Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X Blvds

closest train stops: A/B/C/D 125 St. , 2/3 125th St .

With hosts

Lawrence Hayes — former Black Panther and former New York death row prisoner

Alan Newton — exonerated in 2006 after 21 years in prison

Yusef Salaam — exonerated in the Central Park 5 case) of the CEDP

And a LIVE CALL-IN from a death row prisoner

RSVP/more information at 718-964-7875 / nyc@nodeathpenalty.org

With a national movement to stop the execution of Troy Davis, and recent revelations proving that Texas executed an innocent man, Cameron Todd Willingham, anti-death-penalty activists are fired up! To celebrate our achievements and support our struggle, the Harlem chapter of the CEDP is throwing its 2nd Annual “House Party for Abolition.” Last year, activists and community members, including former prisoners and their family members, came together for a memorable night. Please join us again!

$15-$20 suggested donation at the door – food, wine & beer included in cover. Proceeds go to support the fight against the death penalty.

All welcome!

2009.10.15: Today, 12 & 4 p.m.: Support General Strike in Puerto Rico

Filed under: International Human Rights,Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 11:49 am

From: Torres, Azalia
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 11:49 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Today, 12 & 4 p.m.: Support General Strike in Puerto Rico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Galarza

October 14, 2009

917-573-9250

Vicente Panama Alba

917-626-5847

Supporters of General Strike in Puerto Rico

to Hold Solidarity Rally in New York City

On Thursday, October 15, 2009, Puerto Rico’s social justice movement and organized labor have called for a 1 Day General Strike. The National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, the Labor Council Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), The Network of Support for Puerto Rican Workers, the Puerto Rican community and supporters of social justice will rally in support of the people of Puerto Rico in N.Y.C.

The Puerto Rican Government has since January fired 25,000 public sector workers in the island nation. Their response to the fiscal crisis IS NOT an acceptable solution to an already severely underserved people by their Government.

In addition to the firings, the Government has announced that they will break all labor agreements with unions representing public sector workers. The impoverished island nation, a colony of the United States since 1898, is already facing over 15% unemployment at the beginning of the year.

The response of the people of Puerto Rico to this crisis has been peaceful rallies and demonstrations. The Puerto Rican Government’s response to the people has been to ignore the opposition to the administration policies

WHAT: Rally in support of the people of Puerto Rico

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2009

12 pm Press Conference, City Hall steps

5 pm Rally at 135 W 50Th St., NYC

Puerto Rican FederalAffairs Administration

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October 14, 2009

2009.10.14: Today: Day of Action to Prevent Execution of Reginald Blanton

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 10:23 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:23 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Today: Day of Action to Prevent Execution of Reginald Blanton

Day of Action to Save Reginald: Wednesday, October 14th!

Make phone/fax calls to Gov. Rick Perry’s Office: Call 800-252-9600
(Texas callers) or 512-463-1782 (Austin and out of state), and send
faxes to 512-463-1849.

Governor’s Citizen’s Assistance and Opinion Hotline: (512) 463-1782 Office of the Governor Main Switchboard: (512) 463-2000 (office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST)

Contact the Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles and tell them to grant
Reginald Blanton clemency: Phone (512) 406-5852 Fax (512) 467-0945
*********************************************
Reginald’s case, like many other Texas death row cases, is riddled with injustices. He was convicted based on coerced testimony with no physical evidence; his court appointed attorney did not provide adequate defense; he was convicted by an all-white jury and subjected to a jury shuffle which purposefully excluded African-American jurors. Reginald has an execution date of October 27th, but with enough public outcry and pressure, we can save his life!

Reginald’s case is important not just because he is innocent; not
just because the death penalty targets people of color and the poor.
Reginald is also an activist and a leader on death row. He help found the
DRIVE Movement which has held numerous hunger strikes and protests on
death row. He is an inspiration to both death row inmates and human rights activists.

Now is the time to put the pressure on. The Texas Death Penalty and Rick Perry, in particular, have come under public scrutiny because of the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. Willingham was executed for a fire that killed three of his children. The Texas Forensic Science Commission recently discovered that the fire was accidental, making Cameron Todd Willingham INNOCENT. Perry has since tried to cover up this state-sponsored murder by changing around the personnel on the Commission. We cannot let Perry kill another innocent man!

October 7, 2009

2009.10.07: Saturday, 1 p.m.: Justice for Muslim Immigrants & Workers

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:58 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Saturday, 1 p.m.: Justice for Muslim Immigrants & Workers

Join DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving:

Stand with the Muslim Community

for Dignity & Respect

join: Civil Rights Lawyers, Community members, Vendors who were questioned by FBI, Islamic Organizations, Vendor’s Union, Interfaith Groups, Immigrant groups, & Members of the Media

Join the Press Conference:

Justice for Muslim Immigrants & Workers

Saturday, Oct. 10th at 1pm

Flushing Public Library

[3641 Main St., Flushing/ Take #7 Train to Main St in Queens]

Recent raids across flushing have scared Afghan & Muslim families in their own homes & mosques This is a moment to respect the rights of all people & dignity of Muslim communities Oct. 7th marks the 9th year of the war in Afghanistan – it is not justified

Call DRUM for info: (718) 205-3036

72-18 Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Support our ‘South Asian Workers Center’

Monami Maulik

DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving

-South Asian Workers Center-

Tel (718) 205-3036 / Fax (718) 205-3036

www.drumnyc.org/ monami@drumnyc.org

2009.10.07: Saturday, 1 p.m.: Justice for Muslim Immigrants & Workers

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:58 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Saturday, 1 p.m.: Justice for Muslim Immigrants & Workers

Join DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving:
Stand with the Muslim Community
for Dignity & Respect
join: Civil Rights Lawyers, Community members, Vendors who were questioned by FBI, Islamic Organizations, Vendor’s Union, Interfaith Groups, Immigrant groups, & Members of the Media

Join the Press Conference:
Justice for Muslim Immigrants & Workers
Saturday, Oct. 10th at 1pm
Flushing Public Library
[3641 Main St., Flushing/ Take #7 Train to Main St in Queens]

Recent raids across flushing have scared Afghan & Muslim families in their own homes & mosques This is a moment to respect the rights of all people & dignity of Muslim communities Oct. 7th marks the 9th year of the war in Afghanistan – it is not justified

Call DRUM for info: (718) 205-3036

72-18 Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights, NY 11372


Support our ‘South Asian Workers Center’
Monami Maulik
DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving
-South Asian Workers Center-
Tel (718) 205-3036 / Fax (718) 205-3036
http://www.drumnyc.org/ monami@drumnyc.org

October 6, 2009

2009.10.06: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:17 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday

As stated below, Gandhi did oppose Zionism, which he viewed as terrorism allied with the colonial powers. For both India and Palestine, he opposed partition and instead advocated one democratic state with equal rights for all — a belief with growing support today among Palestinians and Jews.

That’s hardly the same thing as “anti-Semitism.”

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‘THE JEWS’, BY GANDHI – FROM HARIJAN, NOVEMBER 26, 1938

Several letters have been received by me asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and the persecution of the Jews in Germany. It is not without hesitation that I venture to offer my views on this very difficult question.

My sympathies are all with the Jews. I have known them intimately in South Africa. Some of them became life-long companions. Through these friends I came to learn much of their age-long persecution. They have been the untouchables of Christianity. The parallel between their treatment by Christians and the treatment of untouchables by Hindus is very close. Religious sanction has been invoked in both cases for the justification of the inhuman treatment meted out to them. Apart from the friendships, therefore, there is the more common universal reason for my sympathy for the Jews.

But my sympathy does not blind me to the requirements of justice. The cry for the national home for the Jews does not make much appeal to me. The sanction for it is sought in the Bible and the tenacity with which the Jews have hankered after return to Palestine. Why should they not, like other peoples of the earth, make that country their home where they are born and where they earn their livelihood?

Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. The mandates have no sanction but that of the last war. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home.

The nobler course would be to insist on a just treatment of the Jews wherever they are born and bred.

http://www.gandhiserve.org/information/writings_online/articles/gandhi_jews_palestine.html#%27The%20Jews%27,%20by%20Gandhi%20-%20From%20Harijan,%20November%2026,%201938 <http://www.gandhiserve.org/information/writings_online/articles/gandhi_jews_palestine.html&gt;

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Jews and Palestine, by Gandhi – From Harijan, July 21, 1946

I do believe that the Jews have been cruelly wronged by the world. “Ghetto” is, so far as I am aware, the name given to Jewish locations in many parts of Europe. But for their heartless persecution, probably no question of return to Palestine would ever have arisen. The world should have been their home, if only for the sake of their distinguished contribution to it.

But, in my opinion, they have erred grievously in seeking to impose themselves on Palestine with the aid of America and Britain and now with the aid of naked terrorism.

http://www.gandhiserve.org/information/writings_online/articles/gandhi_jews_palestine.html#Jews%20and%20Palestine,%20by%20Gandhi%20-%20From%20Harijan,%20July%2021,%201946 <http://www.gandhiserve.org/information/writings_online/articles/gandhi_jews_palestine.html&gt;
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From: T.
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:09 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew. When Gandhi was asked if he was a Hindu.

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From: P.
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 12:44 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
Orwell disliked Gandhi precisely because he was a saint.

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From: O.
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 12:42 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
how did i take anything out of context.he said the jews should have offerred themselves to the butchers knife. sounds like mass suicide. then he said as it is, they succumbed.as it is is like saying see i was right. what surprises me is that you do not recognize how cold and insensitive and cruel the statement is. perhaps all the slaves should have committed suicide to show the horrors of slavery and arouse the the world and all the russians in the gulag.to gandhi only death is heroic but people trying to survive a terrible situation is not heroic.it was not only after the war that gandhi suggested mass suicide but during the war also. gandhis statement certainly smacks of antisemitism.it is worthwhile to have all these dead jews so the world would know about hitler- a good trade off. orwells article basicly said he was no saint but for a politician there was a clean smell about him.

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From: A.
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:36 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
I think it is absolutely incredible the amount of badgering and belittling that we spew on our own email lists. I am constantly disappointed by how terribly we treat our own colleagues by hiding behind our computer screens.

I took your invitation to look up the quote myself, and I am completely unsurprised to find out that other sources would say you took that quote out of context.

From Wikipedia:

* Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.

* The Life of Mahatma Gandhi (1950) by Louis Fischer. The quote is in the the context of Gandhi’s argument to his biographer that collective suicide would have been a heroic response that would have “aroused the world and the people of Germany to Hitler’s violence”.

With that, I will quote “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

Keep fighting your hard battles, my fantastic, brilliant, hardworking colleagues – I just hope those battles aren’t between one another.

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From: O.
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:26 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
if you look up under jews and ghandi and scroll down you will see a statement by george orwell.this was well known in the 50s and 60s but political correctness has since taken over. they left it out of the movie.

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From: S.
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 11:07 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
I think that statement deserves some citation

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From: O.
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 10:50 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
let me tell you what else gandhi said. he was asked about the nazi persecution of the jews. he said the jews should commit mass suicide.after the war was over and 6 million were dead, he said see i was right.

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From: K.
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 4:39 PM
To: Albro, George; ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: RE: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson/Gandhi’s birthday
Most people are probably familiar with this quote but for anyone who isn’t, it bears repeating:

When asked what he thought of Western civilization Gandhi replied, “It would be a good idea.”

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From: Albro, George
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 3:27 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Cc: 1199 Members
Subject: FW: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson
Attached is the UAW press release announcing the endorsement of Bill Thompson for Mayor.

Despite Bloomberg, NYC’s richest man, spending over $65 million so far (on his way to over $100 million), approximately 50% of voters want someone else as Mayor. Voters are angry over Bloomberg (and his billionaire media allies) overturning term limits without a referendum. As more and more people get to know Thompson, and they see there is a progressive alternative, this race will tighten up considerably.

While Thompson will never be able to spend as much as Bloomberg, there is one weapon which we have that can give him enough to forcefully compete. When an opponent (like Bloomberg) does not participate in its system, the NYC campaign finance board provides public matching funds of 8.5 to 1 for all contributions up to $175 from NYC residents. Thus a contribution of $10 equals $95, while a maximum matchable contribution of $175 equals $1487!

So if you want to help make the Mayor’s race a more equal fight and keep Bloomberg from buying another election, participate in the same people’s power that got Obama elected. Go to “Thompson2009.com” and make a contribution today. Game On!

George
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From: Scott Sommer [SSommer@uaw.net]
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 11:14 AM
Subject: UAW Press Release in Support of Thompson
FYI…on behalf of Director Madore we issued this press releases today. I believe other unions supporting Thompson are issuing press releases as well today as it is the one year anniversary of Bloomberg calling for the overturning of the term limits law because only HE could save the City.

Scott

PS It is also the 140th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth — do something non-violent and radical to celebrate! Have a nice weekend.

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PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW OFFICE ADDRESS

Scott M. Sommer
New York Sub-Regional Director
UAW Region 9A
256 West 38th Street — 12th floor
New York, New York 10018
(212) 529-2580 (phone)
(212) 529-1986 (fax)
ssommer@uaw.net

2009.10.06: New Email Policy – 6 Month Trial Period (Debbie Wright)

Filed under: Free Speech,Palestine,Union Democracy and Structure — nyclaw01 @ 12:00 am

ALAA Memo Re New Email Policy Trial 100609 — OCR

TO:                 ALAA Members 

FROM:           Deborah Wright, President 

Re:                  New Email Policy – 6 Month Trial Period 

Date:              October 6, 2009 

The new email policy governing ALAA’s use of management’s email system will be taking effect tomorrow, October 7, 2009. We have been discussing the various problems regarding ALAA’s use of management’s email system for a year now, and I trust that I do not have to rehash the sordid history that has led us here. As I reported via email on September 17, 2009, the Joint Council voted overwhelmingly, 37-5-2, to try this new policy for a period of six (6) months, to both save ALAA’s use of management’s email system to converse with one another and to avoid a costly, and, most likely, unsuccessful arbitration. I have attached the relevant documents once again, and Steve Banks and I will be signing the agreement tomorrow.

Both ALAA and management wanted to begin this (6) month trial on October 1st, but the ALAA email group needed to be reviewed to remove the supervisors that have been included over the years. Unfortunately, that took longer than expected and pushed us past our original projected start date. I am happy to announce that for the first time, in who knows how long, our ALAA email group contains only ALAA members. I have reviewed the new list several times, but I need all of you to take a look at it as well and make sure that I am correct. Obviously, if you find someone who doesn’t belong on that list, notify me immediately. Also, if you notice that an ALAA member is missing, notify me and I will have them added immediately.

So, what does this mean? All of you will continue to receive email notifications from me and George regarding official ALAA/UAW business and any notifications that we feel the membership should be apprised of. As for all of you, each member will retain the ability to send emails to each other over the ALAA group, as long as we adhere to the parameters of the new policy.

For all those members who wish to solicit information regarding doctors, attorneys, apartments, tickets, job opportunities, pets for adoption, etc., your ability to send out one email will not change. See the second attachment. What does need to change is that members, who wish to respond to such emails, must respond solely to the sender. There is absolutely no need to hit “reply all” and clog up everyone’s inbox. If you happen to be interested in the information that a member is soliciting, simply contact the sender of that email on your own.

This new policy will change the way in which members have been informing/discussing issues of a political nature that have caused controversy within the membership. Those types of emails are the ones that management wants us to create “chat groups” for, giving every member the chance to “opt out” of being part of such a chat group and receiving those types of emails. What this means is that any member who wishes to discuss such issues must first send an email to the ALAA group declaring their interest in a particular topic and informing the membership that if they do not want to receive such emails, they must respond declaring that they be removed from the group. It will be the responsibility of individual members to create their chat groups based on the responses received. Once a chat group on a particular issue has been created, the members of that group can then discuss and exchange information. Even if you initially join a particular group, but then change your mind, you can simply notify the group’s creator to be removed. All requests to be removed from a chat group must be followed.

What will happen if a member refuses to adhere to the email policy? Any member who is found to be in violation of management’s email policy will be contacted by management and instructed to stop sending such emails. If the member persists in violating the email policy, management will take action to stop that member’s ability to send emails to the ALAA email group and to respond to what other members are sending. Basically, that member would only be able to receive ALAA emails. ALAA will be notified of the problem and an investigation will begin. As will all other union matters, ALAA will decide if a grievance should be filed based on the results of the investigation.

Again, this new policy will be in effect for six (6) months, specifically to April 7, 2010. At that time, both ALAA and management will assess the results of this trial. In the interim, however, ALAA will be investigating the creation of our own email system, which a lot of members have expressed interest in over the past several months.

In solidarity,

Debbie

October 5, 2009

2009.10.05: Friday, 10/16: House Party for Death Penalty Abolition

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 11:45 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 11:45 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Friday, 10/16: House Party for Death Penalty Abolition

SAVE THE DATE!

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty’s 2nd Annual HOUSE PARTY FOR ABOLITION Friday, October 16th 6:30 p.m.
145 W. 122nd St. #3, Harlem
Between Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X Blvds closest train stops: A/B/C/D 125 St., 2/3 125th St.

With hosts Lawrence Hayes (former Black Panther and former New York death row prisoner) and Yusef Salaam (exonerated in the Central Park 5 case) of the CEDP. Others TBA.

RSVP/more information at 718-964-7875/nyc@nodeathpenalty.org

With a national movement to stop the execution of Troy Davis, and recent revelations proving that Texas executed an innocent man, Cameron Todd Willingham, anti-death-penalty activists are fired up! To celebrate our achievements and support our struggle, the Harlem chapter of the CEDP is throwing its 2nd Annual House Party for Abolition. Last year, activists and community members, including former prisoners and their family members, came together for a memorable night. Please join us again!

$15-$20 suggested donation at the door food, wine & beer included in cover. Proceeds go to support the fight against the death penalty.

All welcome!

RSVP/more information at 718-964-7875/nyc@nodeathpenalty.org

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