As an Advocate for the Innocent I will be attending the first of what will be many “Marching for Awareness for Wrongful Convictions” on June 27, 2009. I will be arriving at noon in front of the (Nevada) State Capitol. Hope to see you there at our State Capitol.
For those who would like to participate in the first annual event for “Marching for Awareness for Wrongful Convictions” we will be meeting at the Community Center in Carson City at 11:00 am and will be walking to the State’s Capitol located on the cornor of Carson St. and Musser st. We will be arriving at Noon in front of our State’s Capitol.
Please come and support us and the wrongfully convicted. Hope to see you there.
For more information you may contact me at Tonjamasrod40 at aol.com for more information regarding signs, and directions.
Carson City, NV
More information about this national action: www.freedommarchusa.org
Footsteps echo across the nation from days past. It was the spring of 1965, and the start of a five-day Freedom March began, focused on civil rights and segregation. Dr. Martin Luther King and the Freedom Marchers brought awareness to their cause as they flooded the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Thousands of voices united as one as their cries for fair treatment and equality were heard around the world. Forty-four years later, with the election of our first black president, the Freedom Marchers from lo ng ago have fulfilled their “dream.”
Today, Freedom Marchers have a new agenda. It is awareness for wrongful convictions and an end to the archaic practice of putting our nation’s offenders to death. On June 27, 2009 at 10 am C.S.T., it is our dream to see every State Capitol in the nation filled with the cries of concerned citizens; a unified voice for freedom. The members of http://www.RayeofHope.org are organizing a nationwide March for Freedom–www.FreedomMarchUSA.org–and to date, the response has been overwhelming. However, volunteers and coordinators are needed in every state in the nation to make this March for Freedom a success.
Shall we continue to lock away people who could possibly be innocent? Clearly, many of those who are in prison are mothers. How many children are being raised without a parent due to wrongful convictions? Shall we continue to put to death those who may have be en wrongfully convicted? Nationwide coverage is needed to bring attention to this injustice. Ask yourself, as a society, are we to stand by, quietly thinking “someone else” will bring awareness to wrongful convictions?
Do your part to effect change for a better America. Volunteer! Don’t let another innocent person’s blood be spilled or years of a life stolen by a justice system that continues to put political agendas above the lives of our nation’s people.
On June 27, 2009 marchers will walk approximately one mile to their state capitols with signs containing statistics and the names of those who have been wrongfully convicted. Once marchers reach their capitol steps, there will be educational speeches and booths handing out information on wrongful convictions.
It’s time our nation and its citizens became more informed on the reality of our unjust justice system. Join us for this powerful event! We need March Organizers and volunteers for each state. If you would like to help, please use the form on the Get Involved page.