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July 21, 2016

FYI: FergusonAction: Take #FreedomNow action today in more than 80 cities

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 3:01 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM
Subject: FYI: FergusonAction: Take #FreedomNow action today in more than 80 cities

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From: Ferguson Action Team <info@fergusonoctober.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Just yesterday dozens of brave activists staged occupations of police unions in DC, NY, Chicago, Oakland, and Detroit.  Despite efforts to quiet our demands for justice we went to the power behind the violence, the very unions that protect the police that kill us every day.  Yesterday was amazing, and today, there’s much more to come.

In more than 80 cities across 5 countries people will take action driven by our dream of a world where Black children live in safety.  We join our partners in the Movement for Black Lives in calling for immediate action to end the unrestricted cash flow into failed policing strategies.  Billions of dollars are spent on policing, while our education, health and housing suffer.  Its time we the demand our federal government stop rewarding our death with unchecked grants.

#FreedomNow

As we prepare for today, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on the events of the last two weeks– what’s being said about our movement vs what we know to be true. Please read this as you’re heading out today.  We need to remember why we take action, what the stakes are, and the serious harm to our communities if things stay the same.

Visit the FreedomNow website to find an action near you.  Text FREE to 90975 for updates and join the conversation all day using the hashtag #FreedomNow. We especially want to see the images of resilience, joy, and determination today so as you take photos post them using hashtag #FreedomNow as well.

Onward,

Ferguson Action Team

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