After unanimously rejecting an insulting offer by the CDCR, prisoners continue to strike for meaningful changes in Security Housing Unit (SHU) conditions and policies.
Prisoners who began eating again due to extreme medical situations have rejoined the hunger strike to re-invigorate support for the Pelican Bay hunger strikers demands to be met (At least 6,600 prisoners statewide joined the hunger strike for varying lengths of time due to different medical and health status and conditions. Advocates are currently sure of thousands of prisoners continuing to strike at Pelican Bay SHU and General Population, CCI Tehachapi, Corcoran, Folsom, Calipatria, Centinela, RJ Donovan, San Quentin and Valley State Prison for Women, and still suspect many more participants in other prisons.)
Hunger Strike Supporters and everyone worldwide who is against torture are called upon to intensify the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown and legislators.
- Contact your elected officials and urge them to visit Pelican Bay and check on the hunger strikers, and to make sure the CDCR negotiates immediately and in good faith, with the prisoners and their approved outside mediation team.
- Attend rallies and demonstrations publicizing the strike and pressure elected officials to get involved
- If you’re in CA, join the MOBILIZATION TO SACRAMENTO for a demonstration at CDCR Headquarters, 1515 S St. Sacramento, CA Mon, July 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- If you’re in Southern CA, and can’t come up to Sacramento, come to a vigil and protest outside the Ronald Regan State building in downtown Los Angeles: Mon, July 18th from 9am to 5pm.
- Rallies are also happening in New York, Las Vegas and Philadelphia. Check here for more info.
3. Organize rallies and demonstrations in support of the strike to increase public attention and pressure on legislators to get involved.
4. Call-in to a NATIONAL HUNGER STRIKE SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE CALL: Join a conference call to hear direct updates, and to strategize effective ways to support the strike and the prisoners in winning their demands! Toll-Free Call In Number: 1(800) 868-1837. Participant Code: 62435226.
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