During the DNC: Demand freedom for political prisoners!

July 24, 2016 at 5pm - 7:30pm
William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
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As the attention of the world is fixed on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, political prisoners incarcerated in the United States - the so-called land of the free - need to be front and center. Join us for a convergence of political prisoner advocates from a wide range of individual cases on the eve of the convention. We will rally supporters old and new, give updates, strategize and raise the profile of this critical issue.

Initial list of confirmed speakers: 

  • Lynne Stewart

  • Ralph Poynter

  • Theresa Shoatz - Daughter of Russell "Maroon" Shoatz"

  • Noelle Hanrahan - Prison Radio

  • Jasmine Heiss - Amnesty International, working on Leonard Peltier's case

It is within President Obama's power to grant clemency to all the political prisoners incarcerated in the United States. As his second term comes to a close, it is crucially important to build pressure around the demand that he do just that. Many political prisoners are now elders, and movement icons like Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier are being denied adequate medical care. As Leonard Peltier wrote in an open letter to his supporters at the end of June, “As the last remaining months of President Obama’s term pass by, my anxiety increases. I believe that this President is my last hope for freedom, and I will surely die here if I am not released by January 20, 2017.” 

The people can make the difference! As the rich and powerful gather for the DNC, join us in Philadelphia to say - We demand freedom for all political prisoners!

Initiated by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. To endorse, e-mail [email protected]


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