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September 29, 2011

2011.09.29: Union Members’ Free Speech Rights

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:50 PM
To: [C.]
Cc: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Union Members’ Free Speech Rights

To amplify (having gotten back from court), our free speech rights are clear:

The Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) protects union members’ free speech, including the right to criticize union officials. 29 USC § 411(a)(2), http://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/statutes/lmrda-act.htm. Indeed, violation of this right exposes the union to penalties. 29 USC § 609.

As one guide summarizes, “The union can no more curtail the speech and assembly of its members that government can curtail the speech and assembly of its citizens.” Outten, Rabin & Lipman, The Rights of Employees and Union Members (ACLU Handbook), 2d ed. (1994), at 415.

In other words, the right of criticism within the union is — like anywhere else — an essential part of free speech. Neither those being criticized, nor anyone else, has the authority to silence critics. If union leaders don’t like being criticized, they can defend themselves, and/or express criticism of their own.

Members can then evaluate competing arguments and make their own democratic decision.


From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:50 PM
To: [C.]
Cc: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Re: Campaign Statement

The Election Committee has no authority legally restrict members’ rights to criticize candidates for union office.

Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 29, 2011, at 14:39, [C.] wrote:

A clear rule about campaigning is that there be nothing negative, only why to vote for one person + no attacks on anyone. I have reiterated this rule several times already.
This endorsement for Richard crosses the line briefly, however unintentionally.
No violations permitted.
ALAA needs appropriate apologies right away.
Yes, this curtails free speech. It is necessary for the better good of our union. Thus, it has been a rule clearly stated by + on behalf of the election committee, w/ no objection by the way.
[C.]

Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

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2011.09.29: 2001-2011: 10th Anniversary of New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:30 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 2001-2011: 10th Anniversary of New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)

September 27 marked the 10th anniversary of New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW), which emulated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s opposition to the Vietnam War, and was endorsed by hundreds of trade union signers — including 58 ALAA members and 23 members of 1199 at LAS.

Further information:

Founding Statement (September 27, 2001)(Full Text Below)
No one should suffer what we experienced on September 11. Yet war will inevitably harm countless innocent civilians, strengthen American alliances with brutal dictatorships and deepen global poverty-just as the United States and its allies have already inflicted widespread suffering on innocent people in such places as Iraq, Sudan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, the former Yugoslavia and Latin America.
http://nyclaw01.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/2001-2011-10-years-of-new-york-city-labor-against-the-war-nyclaw/

9/11 and NYC Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) at Legal Aid
Although many unions eventually opposed the war, including UAW Region 9A and SEIU1199, ALAA has not done so. See:
http://bobzuss.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/september-27-2001-nyc-labor-against-the-war-nyclaw/
http://nyclaw01.wordpress.com/2003/04/14/support-for-uaw-local-2325-antiwar-resolution/

9/11 Plus 10: Fight for Justice (September 11, 2011)
We rededicate ourselves to build a powerful grassroots movement here in the U.S. against bipartisan war, racism, repression and “austerity.”
http://nyclaw01.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/nyclaw-statement-911-plus-10-reality-check-fight-for-justice/

NYCLAW Announcement Listserv
Subscribe at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LaborAgainstWar/

NYCLAW Since 9/11 (April 25, 2004)
New York City Labor Against the War emerged at “Ground Zero” as the first antiwar labor body established in the U.S. after 9/11. It has been a vital antiwar pole within labor, and labor pole within the antiwar movement.
http://nyclaw01.wordpress.com/2004/04/25/nyclaw-since-911/

Labor for Palestine
Labor for Palestine (U.S.) was launched in 2004, responding to Palestinian calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, in order to serve as a framework to mobilize labor support in the U.S. for Palestinian workers’ struggle for justice. It was founded at the Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition convention in New York City in April 2004 by New York City Labor Against the War and Al-Awda NY, and officially announced from the platform of the Million Worker March in October 2004.
http://www.laborforpalestine.net/

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Founding Statement:
NYC LABOR AGAINST THE WAR
Issued September 27, 2001

September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City’s working people. We have lost friends, family members and coworkers of all colors, nationalities and religions-a thousand of them union members. An estimated one hundred thousand New Yorkers will lose their jobs.

We condemn this crime against humanity and mourn those who perished. We are proud of the rescuers and the outpouring of labor support for victims’ families. We want justice for the dead and safety for the living.

And we believe that George Bush’s war is not the answer.

No one should suffer what we experienced on September 11. Yet war will inevitably harm countless innocent civilians, strengthen American alliances with brutal dictatorships and deepen global poverty-just as the United States and its allies have already inflicted widespread suffering on innocent people in such places as Iraq, Sudan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, the former Yugoslavia and Latin America.

War will also take a heavy toll on us. For Americans in uniform-the overwhelming number of whom are workers and people of color-it will be another Vietnam. It will generate further terror in this country against Arabs, Muslims, South Asians, people of color and immigrants, and erode our civil liberties.

It will redirect billions to the military and corporate executives, while draining such essential domestic programs as education, health care and the social security trust. In New York City and elsewhere, it will be a pretext for imposing “austerity” on labor and poor people under the guise of “national unity.”

War will play into the hands of religious fanatics-from Osama bin Laden to Jerry Falwell-and provoke further terrorism in major urban centers like New York.

Therefore, the undersigned New York City metro-area trade unionists believe a just and effective response to September 11 demands:

*NO WAR. It is wrong to punish any nation or people for the crimes of individuals — peace requires global social and economic justice.

*JUSTICE, NOT VENGEANCE. An independent international tribunal to impartially investigate, apprehend and try those responsible for the September 11 attack.

*OPPOSITION TO RACISM-DEFENSE OF CIVIL LIBERTIES. Stop terror, racial profiling and legal restrictions against people of color and immigrants, and defend democratic rights.

*AID FOR THE NEEDY, NOT THE GREEDY. Government aid for the victims’ families and displaced workers-not the wealthy. Rebuild New York City with union labor, union pay, and with special concern for new threats to worker health and safety.

*NO LABOR “AUSTERITY.” The cost of September 11 must not be borne by working and poor New Yorkers. No surrender of workers’ living standards, programs or other rights.

[Complete list of signers: http://nyclaw01.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/2001-2011-10-years-of-new-york-city-labor-against-the-war-nyclaw/]

2011.09.29: RE: Campaign Statement

From: Torres, Azalia
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:14 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: Campaign Statement

I wholeheartedly support Richard Torres for the position of Financial Secretary/Treasurer of ALAA.

Fundamentally, I strongly believe that ALAA needs new energey and vision to more forward in these very difficult times both economically and politically.  This position cannot continue to be solely about what candidates we support and participating in UAW committees.  We have to demand accountability from our leadership and have a right to expect them to be readily available to address our needs, etc.  This is especially so for the full-time positions of President and Financial Secretary/Treasurer.

We have a President that has been and I am sure will continue to be responsive to our needs and readily available to us when we are in crisis.  However, this has not been the history of our present Financial Secretary/Treasurer, George Albro.  When he writes in his statement of all the gains of ALAA that he has been responsible for (not quoting), he clearly revises history.  All our major gains have been a product of the many efforts of union members who have devoted their time and energey to fight for them.  In the recent past, Debbie Wright has led the charge, so to speak, on many of these issues.

Democracy in our union is what historically distinguished us from all other unions.  We’ve lost much of this in the last few years.  We need to encourage new blood to take on more and more responsibility in our union and not settle for “business as usual” which has been the case in the position of Financial Secretary/Treasurer.  It is refreshing  to see so many newer attorneys eager to take on the task of leading us into the many battles we will have to fight in the coming years.

Let’s not settle for elections by default as the norm.  I encourage debate on the many issues raised by Richard Torres.  His statement is all about what his perspective is regarding our union’s future.  He is not about the glory or about wanting the position for the length of his employment at LAS.  He is a hard worker and with us behind him holding him and the rest of our leadership accountable to us and our needs, ALAA can renew and surpass the level of activism which we so sorely need to overcome the many obstacles to be put in our path.

Support Richard Torres.  A vote for him is a vote for real change.  Thank you.

We are a union that needs energizing.

September 26, 2011

2011.09.26: Link Correction: Defend the First Amendment at UC Irvine

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 1:08 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Link Correction: Defend the First Amendment at UC Irvine

Last week, as discussed below, eleven Muslim students at University of California-Irvine were convicted of misdemeanors for vocally accusing the Israeli ambassador of complicity in war crimes. This unprecedented attack on students’ First Amendment speech has been condemned by the University administration and many others: http://www.irvine11.com/supporters-and-allies/.

Consistent with the ALAA resolution of 2002 (also below), please consider making a tax deductible donation to appeal conviction: https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=37101&trk=irvine11https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=37101&trk=irvine11]

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In Defense of Civil Liberties (Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW 2325, February 21, 2002)
‘As a labor union whose members fight each day for the statutory and constitutional rights of indigent New Yorkers, The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325, is deeply opposed to the Bush administration’s broad assault on precious civil liberties and democratic rights.’
https://alaa2325.wordpress.com/2002/02/21/in-defense-of-civil-liberties/

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Muslim Students Convicted of Being Mean to Israeli Ambassador
‘In February 2010, as Oren began to speak about the U.S.-Israeli relationship at a campus speech, the students rose one-by-one to object to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. One shouted, “Michael Oren, propagating murder is not an expression of free speech!” As the offender was removed from the audience, a designated compatriot shouted, “You, sir, are an accomplice to genocide!” And so on. According to an attorney for one of the students, the longest of the interruptions lasted roughly 8 seconds, and the total amount of time taken up by their outbursts—combined—was roughly one minute.’
http://gawker.com/5843400/

Students for Justice in Palestine: We Stand With the Irvine 11
‘It is our right and duty to speak out against Israel’s egregious violations of international law and Palestinian rights. . . . To the Irvine 11: you are not alone. Like Dr. King wrote of his own unjust verdict, this week in September, the court convicted more than just you; it convicted every student dedicated to upholding human rights and ending injustice. We commend you for your courage and moral clarity.’
http://sjpnational.org/2011/09/25/stand-irvine-11/

The Irvine 11: Islamophobia is alive and well
‘The United States already spends billions of dollars annually to support the Israeli occupation and is also spending well into the six figures to prosecute these students who spoke against it. This is a “selective and discriminatory” investigation and prosecution of Muslim students – because it was an Israeli official speaking, and because it was Muslims who protested.’
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/09/201192493240548858.html

2011.09.26: FW: Campaign to End New Jim Crow – mtg Oct 1st at Riverside Church

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Political Action,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 11:40 am
From: Carroll, Nora
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 11:40 AM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: FW: Campaign to End New Jim Crow – mtg Oct 1st at Riverside Church
FYI.  Newish grassroots group organizing in NYC around issues of prisoner justice/mass incarceration, etc. 

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: CampaignToEndNewJimCrow <campaigntoendnewjimcrow@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Subject: Come to October 1st Meeting at Riverside Church
To: carroll.nora@gmail.com

header 1
The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
and Attica is All of Us invite you to:
ORGANIZING MEETING to STOP THE NEW JIM CROW
Saturday, October 1
1:00-4:00pm
Assembly Hall, Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York NY 10027
(Enter on Claremont Ave between 120th & 121st Streets)
START study groups, DEMAND justice, CHALLENGE legislators, HOLD law enforcement accountable, DOCUMENT the struggle, GET INVOLVED!
Join us in building a movement to end mass incarceration and the injustices of the new caste system. Inspired by Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness,” we have been working hard to bring together teams of people on initiatives to challenge different aspects of the criminal INjustice system. This meeting will be a chance to get involved with the Campaign’s various activities.

 

Find out how you can help at our first open organizing meeting.
All are welcome!
For more information, visit our website at http://www.endnewjimcrow.org
or call 212-501-2112
You are receiving this email because you are a supporter of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow or Attica is All of Us, or attended The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow’s May 21st event with Michelle Alexander or Attica is All of Us’s 40th Anniversary of the Attica Rebellion on September 9, both at Riverside Church in New York City.
We would like to keep you informed of our efforts to end mass incarceration and hope you will join us in the struggle. However, if you wish to opt out of future emails from the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, please use the SafeUnsubscribe button below.

 

September 23, 2011

2011.09.23: Arraignment After 6 p.m. Tonight for Troy Davis Arrestees

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 1:52 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Arraignment After 6 p.m. Tonight for Troy Davis Arrestees

This just in:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=266049793417392

PACK THE COURTROOM! – ORGANIZERS ARRESTED PROTESTING TROY DAVIS EXECUTION!

Friday, September 23 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location

100 Centre Street

At approximately seven in the evening on Thursday Sept 22nd, a group protesting the execution of Troy Davis at Union Square Park began a march towards Liberty Square, formerly known as Zuccotti park. The group joined up with another and marched on Wall Street. At least six protesters were arrested. They are being held at the first precinct. As of now we only have four names: Joseph Jordan; Brandon King; Augustine Castro; Freddy Bastone.

PLEASE COME TO ONE CENTRE STREET TODAY AT 6PM – JOE & BRANDON ARE TWO MXGM MEMBERS WHO ALSO PARTICIPATE IN COPWATCH SO WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR THEM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE – THEY SHOULD BE GETTING ARRAIGNED AROUND THIS TIME AND WE NEED TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR THEM AND SHOW THAT WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT TROY DAVIS’ UNJUST EXECUTION

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Also:

Over 1,000 Protest Troy Davis Execution in NYC

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/23/headlines/over_1_000_protest_troy_davis_execution_in_nyc#.TnyYrVYqtPk.facebook

2011.09.23: RE: Troy Davis Update

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 1:29 pm

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 1:29 PM
To: Letwin, Michael; 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: Troy Davis Update

P.S. Thanks to Legal Aid 1199 and ALAA members who were present, including Noha Arafa (CDD-Bk), L. Antonia Codling (CDD-Bx), Pooja Kothari (CDD-Bk), Nan Kripke (CDD-Bk), and Jenna Skidmore (CDD-Bk). (Apologies to anyone else who may have been present.)

_____________________________________________

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 10:21 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Troy Davis Update

Check out these videos of last night’s amazing NYC protest by hundreds of young people protesting the lynching of Troy Davis: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=videos&search_query=%22troy+davis%22+%22nyc%22&search_sort=video_date_uploaded&suggested_categories=25%2C1%2C29

A particularly insightful analysis (from Australia) of what the death penalty in the USA is really about:

“Yes, capital punishment in the US has an intimate relationship with race. If you plot the locations in which black men were lynched before 1940 you end up with a map of the states still most enthusiastic about the death penalty today.”
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/09/23/troy-davis-execution-and-capital-punishment-in-america/

And an image you can make your FB profile picture:

September 22, 2011

2011.09.22: 5-6 p.m. Today: Day of Outrage for Troy Davis

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:50 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 5-6 p.m. Today: Day of Outrage for Troy Davis

Photo from last night’s vigil in Harlem

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=179679232107689&set=a.112609368814676.17881.100001968415317&type=1&theater

You can share the event below on your FB page

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=233049320077434

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DAY OF OUTRAGE FOR TROY DAVIS

Time

Thursday, September 22 · 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

Union Square, New York

More Info

After halting his execution in a last minute reprieve on Wednesday night, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to consider Troy Davis’s request for a stay of execution.

He was murdered by the state of Georgia, a little after 11 pm, Wednesday night.

Hundreds turned out in Harlem on Wednesday before the final decision came in. We vowed that we would rally tomorrow in Union Square at 5.

For everyone who is heart-broken…
For everyone who is outraged…
For everyone who has been touched by Troy’s case…

Please come.

Troy may be lost but his fight goes on. FORWARD THIS MESSAGE, and don’t let his state-sanctioned murder pass in silence.

“We Are All Troy Davis”

***

A letter from Troy Davis:

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can’t wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,

“I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!”

Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!

September 21, 2011

2011.09.21: 6 p.m. Tonight: MARCH & VIGIL FOR TROY DAVIS

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 9:34 am

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:34 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 6 p.m. Tonight: MARCH & VIGIL FOR TROY DAVIS

MARCH & VIGIL FOR TROY DAVIS!

The state of Georgia plans to execute an innocent man TONIGHT. We will not be silent in the face of this outrage! Troy Davis continues to resist and so shall we.

GATHER TOMORROW AT 6 PM – HARLEM STATE OFFICE BUILDING – CORNER OF 125th ST. & ADAM CLAYTON POWELL BLVD.

MARCH TO ST. MARY’S CHURCH, 521 WEST 126th STREET (btw. Broadway & Amsterdam)

tmcharris@aiusa.org / nyc@nodeathpenalty.org for more info

**************************************

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON – CALL THE DA AND JUDGE WHO OBTAINED THE DEATH WARRANT – TELL THEM TO WITHDRAW IT IMMEDIATELY!

· Judge Penny Freesemann (912-652-7252) http://bit.ly/nTGFFj

· Larry Chisolm District Attorney 133 Montgomery Street Savannah, Georgia 31401. Phone: (912) 652-7308 Fax: (912) 652-7328 or (912) 447-5396. LCHISOLM@chathamcounty.org

· Change.org petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/chatham-county-district-attorney-request-that-troy-davis-death-warrant-be-withdrawn.

· NAACP Petition: http://action.naacp.org/page/s/petition-larry-chisolm?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=NAACP&utm_campaign=20110914troydavisDAfb&source=20110914troydavisDAfb

· Democracy Now Special Broadcasting http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/9/20/democracy_now_special_broadcast_on_wednesday_troy_davis_execution_in_georgia_6_8pm_edt

A message from Troy Anthony Davis
September 10, 2011

Troy was found guilty of murdering a police officer 19 years ago, based upon the testimony of 9 witnesses. Today, 7 of those 9 have recanted their testimony entirely, and there are enormous problems with the testimony of the remaining 2 witness accounts. There is NO OTHER EVIDENCE. The murder weapon was never found. There is no DNA to test. Troy is scheduled to die by lethal injection on September 21, 2011.

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can’t wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,

“I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!”

Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!

September 20, 2011

2011.09.20: FW: (nyciso) CALL TO ACTION FOR TROY! TODAY! 7PM CITY HALL PARK!

Filed under: Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 2:14 pm

From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:14 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: FW: (nyciso) CALL TO ACTION FOR TROY! TODAY! 7PM CITY HALL PARK!

There’s also a rally at 7pm today at City Hall Park, called by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and Amnesty International.  Again, all these protests are part of a national movement to stop this execution, with protests today from Atlanta to Chicago, from Texas to Florida.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Lee Wengraf <lwengraf@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM
Subject:  CALL TO ACTION FOR TROY! TODAY! 7PM CITY HALL PARK!
To:
please forward as widely as possible!!!!!

 

TROY DAVIS HAS BEEN DENIED CLEMENCY!

EMERGENCY PROTEST IN FRONT OF CITY HALL PARK
(ON BROADWAY BTW BARCLAY ST AND PARK PLACE)!!

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
7:00PM -7:30PM!!!!

Via subway: take the 4,5,6,N,R to City Hall or the 2,3 to Park Place.

Call: Chatham County’s District Attorney’s office by phone/fax:
Telephone: 912-652-7308 Fax: 912-652-7328.
and ask that Troy Davis’ Death Warrant be withdrawn!

 

 


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