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Letter Writing Campaign
FREE MARISSA ALEXANDER!!!
June 4th - 16th, 2012
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!
Addresses, emails, and phone numbers provided.
Sample letters provided, or you can write your own.
Let’s knock on the doors of Congress, lawyers, Angela Corey and other judges, radio stations, newspapers, and anyone else who can help!!!
Go to http://www.facebook.com/SupportForMarissaAlexander for details
THIS ISN’T OVER UNTIL SHE’S FREE!
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” —Jalaluddin Rumi
WARNING for the “About” pages of both “Justice For Marissa Alexander” and “Support For Marissa Alexander”: detailed talk of domestic violence.
This letter is the most basic. It’s written as though to be sent to Angela Corey. I highly encourage anyone to add their own thoughts or CUSTOMIZE it to personalize it. People who have experienced domestic violence personally could have a lot of great things to say about this to Corey. It would be best if she didn’t receive a heap of identical letters, although that would still be better than nothing!!!
[your street address]
[your city, state & zip code]
[your recipient’s name]
[recipient’s street address]
[recipient’s city, state & zip code]
June 2, 2012
Re: Marissa Alexander
I am writing this letter to protest the recent decision to imprison Marissa Alexander for 20 years.
I believe that this verdict does not represent justice. Marissa Alexander was under attack and feared for her life. She had the right to stand her ground and should be protected under the Stand Your Ground Law, which states:
“A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity, and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony….” (codified in Florida Statutes 776.013(3)(2006))
I ask that you please reconsider your decision.
A concerned citizen
DONATE to Marissa Alexander’s legal defense fund on WePay: https://www.wepay.com/donations/178785
TWITTER page: https://twitter.com/#!/FreeMarissa
- http://www.change.org/petitions/free-marissa-alexander [WARNING for details of domestic violence]
this page has a phone call campaign & more: http://sisterslead.org/?page_id=89
[…] This a travesty of justice. Tell the Judge and State Attorney that a woman’s safety is not a criminal act.
Call Judge James Daniel at 904-630-7154 and ask for Marissa Alexander to be released now
Call State Attorney Angela Corey at 904-630-7075 ask for Marissa Alexander to be released now
Please also visit our sisterfriend Antonia Vann’s blog, on what you can do to help Marissa Alexander.
[warning for brief mention of details of domestic violence at that last link]