Rally & Legislative Hearings, Oct 9, Sacramento

The Prisoner-led Movement to End Solitary Confinement Continues!
All Out to Sacramento Wednesday October 9!

11:30 am: Opening Rally on the West Side of the Capitol
1:00-3:30 pm: California Public Safety Hearings on Solitary Confinement
& Human Rights
4:00 pm: Closing Rally
State Capitol, 11th and N Streets, Sacramento, CA, 95814

During their historic 60-day hunger strike, California prisoners were able to endure incredible violence from prison administrators and garner international support for their cause. As a result, on October 9, California’s Public Safety Committee will hold the first of several promised hearings to address and take action around solitary confinement and human rights abuses in California prisons.  Former prisoners, loved ones, lawyers, experts and advocates will testify before the legislature and rally with the people.

These Public Safety hearings provide a key opportunity for us to take the next steps toward ending solitary confinement.  Mobilize, rally and continue to stand in solidarity with the Hunger Strikers! Continue the fight to win their demands!

“We will be with the prisoners in the courts, in the legislature, and out in the community.  We will use every venue available to us, until the torture is ended.”

- Marie Levin of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition,
sister of Pelican Bay SHU Hunger Striker Sitawa Jaama

During their historic 60-day hunger strike, California prisoners were able to endure incredible violence from prison administrators and garner international support for their cause. As a result, on October 9, California’s Public Safety Committee will hold the first of several promised hearings to address and take action around solitary confinement and human rights abuses in California prisons. Former prisoners, loved ones, lawyers, experts and advocates will testify before the legislature and rally with the people.These Public Safety hearings provide a key opportunity for us to take the next steps toward ending solitary confinement. Mobilize, rally and continue to stand in solidarity with the Hunger Strikers! Continue the fight to win their demands!We will be with the prisoners in the courts, in the legislature, and out in the community. We will use every venue available to us, until the torture is ended.
– Marie Levin of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition,
sister of Pelican Bay SHU Hunger Striker Sitawa Jaama

Bring signs and art to make the rallies visually stunning!  Self-care and community-care: Bring a lawn chair if you want to rest at the rally and some water/snacks to stay healthy.

We are organizing carpools from the East Bay. Need a ride? Have a car and can offer rides? Please RSVP to Tynan@curbprisonspending by Monday, October 7. Carpools will leave from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 9:30am on Wednesday.

Carpools are also leaving from LA. For more information check back here and/or follow us on Twitter @CAHUNGERSTRIKE.

Photo of banner "Solidarity with the Prisoners"

6 thoughts on “Rally & Legislative Hearings, Oct 9, Sacramento

  1. Im All for Helping sign Any Petions to help these Inmates! I live Way to far to travel plus Of my health Problems! Its Very Cruel how Prisoners are Abused. Neglected. Physical and Mentally. I HAVE Two Sons in Prisons. One In Texas the Other In Ketucky. They have been draged around from States to State. PRISONS TO PRISONS! I Love them both very much! I doubt if Ill live to Ever see my sons again. This Unfair Justice Systems have Not Only Took Their Lives but also Their Mothers live as well. DUE TO THE

  2. ALL OUT FOR CDCR PRISONERS RIGHTS!!!. OCTOBER 9th RALLY and LEGISLATION HEARINGS. I DO.T HAVE A LOVED ONE IN PRISON BUT IAM AGAINST SOLITARY CONFINEMT. LET’S HELP THIS IMPORTANT CAUSE.LET’S ALL GO TO SACRAMENTO CA. GOD BLESSINGS FOR ANYONE HELPING.!!!!.

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