Drop all charges against Marissa Alexander now!

The ANSWER Coalition actively supports the work of Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)

WORD: Women Organized to Resist and Defend

Despite the fact that the original guilty verdict was overturned, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey is again moving ahead with the unjust prosecution of Marissa Alexander.

A new trial is set to begin March 31, 2014, and will take place in the same venue where she was originally convicted of aggravated assault. Marissa was sentenced, under mandatory minimum sentencing laws, to 20 years in prison in the same state that let George Zimmerman walk free.

There is no crime in defending yourself from abuse. Marissa Alexander acted in self-defense and injured no one. She is a survivor of domestic violence, and is only facing charges because of this racist and unjust legal system.

Marissa Alexander should not be subjected to a second trial. All charges against her should be dropped immediately. Now is the time to unite and intensify our efforts in spreading the word about Marissa's case and demanding her complete freedom.

Across the United States, supporters of Marissa Alexander will be taking action January 18-20 - Martin Luther King weekend - to demand all charges against Marissa Alexander be dropped.

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Contingent in the MLK March and Rally for Justice
Sunday, January 19
Gather at 2:00 p.m. on MLK Blvd at University
March to Civic Plaza for a rally
For more information, contact 505-268-2488

Asheville, North Carolina

Outreach downtown
Saturday, January 18
2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Vance Monument
For more information, contact asheville@defendwomensrights.org or 828-348-7955

Jacksonville, Florida

Contingent in the Jacksonville MLK Day Parade
Monday, January 20
8:30 am, Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard
Sponsored by Free Marissa Now, working with Jacksonville Progressive and New Jim Crow Movement
Join the Facebook event

New Haven, Connecticut

Contingent in Decarcerate CT rally
Monday, January 20
Rally begins at 5:00 p.m.
Amistad memorial statue at City Hall on Church St.
For more information, contact ct@defendwomensrights.org or 203-787-8232

New Paltz, New York

Woodstock's annual birthday tribute to Martin Luther King
Sunday, January 19
2:00 p.m. at Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Road
*WORD is supporting this event and will participate in the program.
For more information, contact np@defendwomensrights.org

New York City, New York

Train Outreach
Sunday, January 19
Meet at 2295 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (at 135th St.) at 12:30 p.m.
Outreach will begin at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, contact nyc@defendwomensrights.org or 347-292-WORD (9673)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Outreach at Temple University
Saturday, January 18
2:00 p.m.
For more information, contact philly@defendwomensrights.org

Sacramento, California

Contingent in the MLK Day Parade
Monday, January 20
Meet at Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822, at 8:00 a.m.
March departs at 8:30 a.m.
Parking at the City College is $1.00
Sacramento Regional transit's BLUE LINE goes directly to the campus and is accessible
For more information, contact sac@defendwomensrights.org

San Francisco, California

Contingent and outreach at the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & Festival
Monday, January 20
10:30 a.m.: Meet up with WORD at the Caltrain station
11:00 a.m.: The march and parade begins at the Caltrain Station and goes 1.5 miles to Yerba Buena Gardens
12:45 p.m.: Tabling during the festival at Yerba Buena Gardens
For more information, contact sf@defendwomensrights.org or 415-375-9502

Seattle, Washington

Contingent in MLK Day Rally and March
Monday, January 20
Table from 9:30 am-11 am
March starts at 12 noon
Assemble at Garfield High School on 23rd St.
Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Free Marissa Alexander Committee
For more information contact FreeMarissaPNW@gmail.com

Washington, D.C.

Contingent in the 8th Annual MLK Peace Walk
Monday, January 20
Assembly: 9:45 am. - 11:00 a.m.
United Black Fund: 2500 MLK Jr. Ave. SE (Metro to Anacostia Station - Green Line)
Destination: Covenant Baptist UCC: 3845 South Capitol St.
12:30 p.m.: Program
For more information, contact dc@defendwomensrights.org or 240-487-WORD (9673)

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