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revenge-of-the-witches:

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revolutionary-afrolatino:

tranqualizer:

HELP ME SAVE MY LIFE
[Jessica is to the left of the photo, to the right is her mother, Silvia] 
Jessica’s Story
My name is Jessica Sánchez-Rodriguez and I am an undocumented, disabled 18 year old currently living in Charlotte, NC with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. 17 years ago I crossed the border with my mother, Silvia, in order to receive life saving medical treatment. For years I was traveling to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, a two and half hour trip from my home, in order to receive medical care. Because I am undocumented and no longer a minor I no longer have access to the medical help I received before.
I have been living in the United States since I was 11 months old and have been educated here for 13 years. My parents, while undocumented, pay taxes yet I am still unable to receive government help. Access to Medicaid right now would mean that I would not have to continue to wait for an emergency surgery that would save my life.
Right now I need an emergency surgery to connect a catheter to my bladder and without financial assistance a surgery like that will cost my family $45,000 dollars.
I am starting this fundraiser because I want to do whatever it takes to get this surgery. $45,000 is not something we can afford on our own. Please donate whatever you can and help me save my life.
~Jessica
Advocates from all across the U.S are saying that 2013 is the year for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, as communities are organizing to ensure that all 11 million undocumented immigrants have a just pathway to citizenship, Jessica is one of millions of immigrants who is blocked from health services only because she lacks a social security number. Not having access to social services also means that she can’t get financial assistance to pay for a much needed, life saving surgery. Jessica cannot continue to wait.  
WHAT’S IN THE $55,000 GOAL? 
$45,000 for the surgery
$10,000 to cover specialist/doctor costs for follow ups and the fees charged by WePay/GoFundMe
Need to know more about spina bifida and hydrocephalus?

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revolutionary-afrolatino:

tranqualizer:

HELP ME SAVE MY LIFE

[Jessica is to the left of the photo, to the right is her mother, Silvia] 

Jessica’s Story

My name is Jessica Sánchez-Rodriguez and I am an undocumented, disabled 18 year old currently living in Charlotte, NC with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. 17 years ago I crossed the border with my mother, Silvia, in order to receive life saving medical treatment. For years I was traveling to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, a two and half hour trip from my home, in order to receive medical care. Because I am undocumented and no longer a minor I no longer have access to the medical help I received before.

I have been living in the United States since I was 11 months old and have been educated here for 13 years. My parents, while undocumented, pay taxes yet I am still unable to receive government help. Access to Medicaid right now would mean that I would not have to continue to wait for an emergency surgery that would save my life.

Right now I need an emergency surgery to connect a catheter to my bladder and without financial assistance a surgery like that will cost my family $45,000 dollars.

I am starting this fundraiser because I want to do whatever it takes to get this surgery. $45,000 is not something we can afford on our own. Please donate whatever you can and help me save my life.

~Jessica

Advocates from all across the U.S are saying that 2013 is the year for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, as communities are organizing to ensure that all 11 million undocumented immigrants have a just pathway to citizenship, Jessica is one of millions of immigrants who is blocked from health services only because she lacks a social security number. Not having access to social services also means that she can’t get financial assistance to pay for a much needed, life saving surgery. Jessica cannot continue to wait.  

WHAT’S IN THE $55,000 GOAL? 

$45,000 for the surgery

$10,000 to cover specialist/doctor costs for follow ups and the fees charged by WePay/GoFundMe

Need to know more about spina bifida and hydrocephalus?

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thespiritwas:

Hi everyone! Please Sign & Share the Change.org petition to tell NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYS Health Commissioner Shah its time for trans and gender non conforming people New Yorkers have the healthcare they need!

Then share our videos above and infographic at srlp.org/healthcare !

“[Herbert Smulls’] EXECUTION STAYED. Contact Attorney General Koster NOW to tell him not to interfere with the Supreme Court’s necessary review of Missouri’s shady, evolving execution protocol. 573-751-3321”

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (facebook post link)

and apparently it is ok to call if you do not live in Missouri.

also his fax number is 573-751-0774 (source link) so please fax if you are absolutely unable to call.

online free faxing links:
http://gotfreefax.com/ (up to 2 a day for free)
http://faxzero.com/ (up to 5 a day for free)

Case info from Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (link)

[also i am sorry the earlier post about his case did not show up in any of the tags i tagged the post as, i don’t know why that happened, hopefully it won’t happen with this post too.  edit: or maybe the site just won’t show me my own posts when i go to the tags.  sorry for derail.]

{ LINK: Justice for Islan Nettles Rally: NYC on Thurs Jan 30 at 4pm }

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{ LINK: Stop Herbert Smulls execution [scheduled for 12:01 AM TOMORROW, Missouri USA] }

The statewide network of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is protesting the execution of Herbert Smulls, who faces execution on Wednesday, January 29.  Smulls’ first trial, heard by a multi-racial jury, resulted in a hung jury. In his re-trial, the prosecutor, acting under false pretenses, removed an African American juror, resulting in an all-white jury which convicted and sentenced Smulls to death.  Smulls’ case has been litigated for over 20 years and Smulls has won no fewer than three appeals—only to have them all eventually overturned.

Tell Governor Nixon to Stop this Execution! You can contact him at 573-751-3222, fax a letter to 573-751-1495 or email via http://governor.mo.gov/contact/.

“The case of Herbert Smulls is a prime example of the flaws of the death penalty system and how race determines who lives and who dies” said Rita Linhardt, Chair of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP).

MADP also continues to object to the secrecy and haste with which the state is pursuing executions.  Though the state has granted anonymity to the pharmacy providing the lethal injection drug, it was recently revealed that the compounding pharmacy is located in Oklahoma and unlicensed in Missouri, making the lethal injection drug illegally obtained.  This lack of transparency around the state’s use of executions is ominous: state law forbids making known the identity of the physician, an anesthesiologist, who supervises the execution, although the American Society of Anesthesiologists has spoken out strongly discouraging anesthesiologists from taking part in executions. 

Finally, MADP expresses deep concern that the state has gone forth with recent executions despite the fact that appeals were still pending in the federal court. 

MADP is holding eight vigils around the state—to find one near you, click here.

online free faxing places:

i am very sorry for posting this so late.

{ AMBER ALERT. Please reblog and spread. Especially if you may have followers from Massachusetts. }

spiritualrhythm:

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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an abducted 6 year old female from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The child, Alize Whipple, is described as a black female who is approximately 3’9” tall. She weighs about 45 pounds and has dark hair, officials say. Whipple was last seen wearing a pink shirt, pink petite pants and pink sparkly shoes.

The young girl was last seen on Wednesday, Jan. 8 around 4 p.m. on Normandy Street in Fitchburg.

Police believe that Whipple was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Leeanna Wilson, 50, of Fitchburg. Wilson is described as a white female with strawberry blonde hair who is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs 135 pounds. Police say there is reason to believe Wilson may cause harm to the child.

Car license plate - JJT687 (South Carolina license plates)

1998 Blue Buick Century.

Wilson is believed to be fleeing to Enoree, South Carolina.

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revenge-of-the-witches:

I recently received a lovely letter from Niara (a very wonderful, loving and dedicated penpal!) saying that she has run out of commissary funds. She was, up until about six months ago, supported by her grandmother. Her grandmother fell into hard financial times and can no longer financially…


Support Niara, a trans woman of color sex worker trapped in a men’s prison.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

CALL MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY! Help save Robert Garza, an innocent man on Texas death rowAsk them to grant clemency for Texas death-row prisoner Robert Garza, convicted under the Law of Parties. He killed no one, by the state’s own admission, but is schedule to die on Thursday, September 19.
Gov. Perry (512-463-2000) or to e-mail go to: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/
Call the Board of Pardons (512) 406-5452 or Email: bpp-pio@tdcj.state.tx.us
Sign this petition for Robert Garza 

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

CALL MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY! Help save Robert Garza, an innocent man on Texas death row

Ask them to grant clemency for Texas death-row prisoner Robert Garza, convicted under the Law of Parties. He killed no one, by the state’s own admission, but is schedule to die on Thursday, September 19.

Gov. Perry (512-463-2000) or to e-mail go to: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/

Call the Board of Pardons (512) 406-5452 or Email: bpp-pio@tdcj.state.tx.us

Sign this petition for Robert Garza 

third-worlding:

Handscrawled letter reads: 
Thanks everyone for the love, the support and your work to get me, Lulu, Claudia, Maria, Adriana, Cefe, Marcos, Luis & Mario back to our homes. We all have so many stories to tell you, stories that will break your heart just like they have broken ours. We’ve met incredibly strong men & women at Eloy. They should not be here; they came escaping violence, crime, and all sorts of horrible things. We’ve seen how some are treated, how the guards yell at them or make fun of them. This is not a fun place to be but we are trying to be strong because we know you’re all waiting for us to come home. We will continue to fight until we can see you all again.- Lizbeth from Eloy Detention Center Mateo.lizbeth@yahoo.com1124050!
The #Dream9 have been in detention for over a week. Placed in solitary confinement and refused phone privileges, nine undocumented youth have gone on a hunger strike. They aren’t sitting around waiting to be released or deported, however- over 70 women in the female’s detention camp have joined their hunger strike after being organized by the detained girls.
#bringthemhome

third-worlding:

Handscrawled letter reads: 

Thanks everyone for the love, the support and your work to get me, Lulu, Claudia, Maria, Adriana, Cefe, Marcos, Luis & Mario back to our homes. We all have so many stories to tell you, stories that will break your heart just like they have broken ours. We’ve met incredibly strong men & women at Eloy. They should not be here; they came escaping violence, crime, and all sorts of horrible things. We’ve seen how some are treated, how the guards yell at them or make fun of them. This is not a fun place to be but we are trying to be strong because we know you’re all waiting for us to come home. We will continue to fight until we can see you all again.- Lizbeth from Eloy Detention Center 

Mateo.lizbeth@yahoo.com

1124050!

The #Dream9 have been in detention for over a week. Placed in solitary confinement and refused phone privileges, nine undocumented youth have gone on a hunger strike. They aren’t sitting around waiting to be released or deported, however- over 70 women in the female’s detention camp have joined their hunger strike after being organized by the detained girls.

#bringthemhome

(via tonidorsay)