Lynne at Burning Books in Buffalo, NY

April 24th, 2016

Lynne will be at Burning Books on THURSDAY APRIL 28 at 7PM

Burning Books

420 Connecticut St, Buffalo, New York 14213
Come out and support this great event! RSVP on Facebook.

Drop The Unjust Charges on Clark Kissinger & Miles Solay

March 31st, 2016

Tuesday April 12 9:00 am Support Clark Kissinger, manager of Revolution Books, and Miles Solay of the rock band Outernational.

Queens Criminal Court, 125-01 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens
Facebook Event

Sign Petition here

Rikers Island Fact Sheet

On October 23, 2015, as part of #RiseUpOctober, 100 protesters marched to the entrance of Rikers Island, holding portraits of people who had died at Rikers. They spoke out, sang and danced energetically, and some sat down chanting “Shut It DOWN!” The NYPD had put up barricades across the road leading to Rikers Island prison. For more than an hour access was blocked.

Clark and Miles with Kenny Gilbert, their lawyer outside Queens Criminal Court.
Rikers Island is compared to the prison the United States ran in Iraq, Abu Ghraib, the site of scandalous prisoner abuse. This is no exaggeration. Decades of deaths in custody at the hands of guards, brutal and widespread sexual violence, solitary confinement for years, denial of medical care, and abuse of children are routine—a part of the genocide of mass incarceration. Of those imprisoned at Rikers on an average day, some 90 percent are Black or Latino.

Clark Kissinger & Miles Solay face charges serious enough to get a one-year sentence on Rikers Island for nonviolent political protest. We can’t allow this happen!

Sign this message to the Queens District Attorney calling on charges to be dropped.

Photo: Lynne and Laurie Arbeiter at Women in Black/We Will Not Be Silent event

March 26th, 2016

Lynn and Laurie Arbeiter at 10 year anniversary of Women in Black/We Will Not Be Silent at Whitney museum NYC on March 18, 2016.

Write letters in support of parole for political prisoners!

March 26th, 2016

Lynne urges that folks WRITE letters to parole boards for releases of:


Maliki Shakur, NY political prisoner

Mutulu Shakur, Fed political prisoner

Abdullah Majid, NY political prisoner

Anthony Bottom, NY political prisoner

Jalil Muntaquim, NY political prisoner

Find their addresses at Jericho Movement’s website by clicking here.

Sign this Petition for Alice Marie Johnson

March 14th, 2016

Lynne says: I knew Alice at Carswell and she certainly has more than served her time !!

Petitioning Barack Obama, Robert A. Zauzmer

Grant Clemency to Alice Marie Johnson Serving a Life Sentence

Petition by Tretessa Johnson
Chandler, Arizona
22,503
Supporters
19 years ago my family’s life changed forever when my mother, Alice Marie Johnson, was sentenced to Life in Federal Prison.  She was one of thousands of first time, non-violent offenders who were given mandatory lengthy prison terms. She was sentenced as part of a larger drug conspiracy with 10 other codefendants who were given lesser sentences in exchange for their testimony against my mother who never sold drugs.  My mother has accepted responsibility for her actions that led to her imprisonment and has used that experience to better her life and the lives of others.

Since being incarcerated my mother has been a model prisoner who mentors women and has become an ordained minister. She has also written, directed, and produced several plays and writings for conferences outside of prison walls, choreographed dance teams, and completed many classes and certifications.  In addition, she was selected as the #1 Inmate Deserving Clemency by the CAN-DO Foundation in 2015.  She was also featured in the ACLU’s Report, A Living Death. Mama’s supporters include Congressman Steve Cohen (D) Tennessee, Congressman Bennie Thompson (D) Mississippi, and Congressman Marc Veasey (D) Ft. Worth, Texas.

Her desire upon release is to assist the community with the needs of ex-offenders to help reduce recidivism. Alice is the mother of 4 children and has 4 grandchildren.  She will be 61 years old in May 2016 and it serves no purpose or benefit to society to have her locked up for life.  She is currently petitioning the United States Pardon Attorney’s Office for clemency. Her large and loving immediate and extended family and friends would welcome her return.

Please sign and share this petition to show your support and to ask President Obama to grant clemency to a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who wants to use her experience to assist others and give back to her community. Justice should never be without mercy.

Sign Tretessa’s petition

To learn more about Alice, please check out her profile on the CAN-DO Foundation’s website at http://www.candoclemency.com/alice-marie-johnson

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