Friday, January 15, 2010

Petitions in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal

There are now two petitions being circulated in support of the renowned journalist and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, both approved by Mumia. One is addressed to President Obama and the other, to Attorney General Eric Holder. PLEASE SIGN BOTH. To sign the petition for a civil rights campaign addressed to Eric Holder, go to the petition page For the petition to Obama go to:

The Campaign for a Civil Rights Investigation addressed to Eric Holder has been going on since May of this year and is now moving to its second stage. Over the months, many thousands of letters were sent out electronically demanding a civil rights investigation, and many thousands more were delivered to the Attorney General on November 12th following a press conference at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. Speakers represented Amnesty International,the NAACP, and organizations in Haiti, Germany, and Puerto Rico as well as US activist groups. NOTED PROFESSOR HENRY LOUIS GATES OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY just signed the petition to Holder last week. Suzanne Ross met with Mumia last week and they discussed Stage 2 of the Camapaign for a Civil Rights Investigation. WE URGE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE SIGNING THE PETITION AND TO GET THEIR UNION, CHURCH, MOSQUE, OR SYNAGOGUE, AS WELL AS COMMUNITY GROUP TO ENDORSE THE CAMPAIGN. WE PLAN TO MEET WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Many other initiatives will be taken in the next week or two. Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal has scheduled a "consultation" in Princeton, NJ next week and is planning a conference for March. We will keep you posted on all this info. There will be regular meetings in Philadelphia and New York City. For updates and to join the work, call 215-476-8812 in Philly and 212-330-8029 in NYC and go to our joint website: All those who are interested in joining the work of the Free Mumia Coalition, can join us at St. Mary's Church tonight, 521 West 126th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, opposite the police station. We meet in the Parish House, a small yellow house to the through the gate to the left of the sanctuary.


Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Suzanne Ross, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC)

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