160,000 Calls to Governor Brown: A Phone Call for Every CA Prisoner

With the hunger strike reaching its third week, the medical conditions of hunger strikers are getting worse by the day. We need to work together to effectively pressure CA Governor Jerry Brown to intervene in the CDCR’s handling of the strike. It’s up to us to make sure the prisoners’ five core demands are implemented immediately and in good faith.

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity is calling for a massive flood of phone calls to Governor Jerry Brown. Help us make 160,000 phone calls to Governor Jerry Brown by Wednesday October 19th!

We know this is an ambitious goal, and we need your help forwarding this call out to everyone you know!  Please let us know if you can organize a community call-in event near you and we will publicize it on this website. Email us at prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity[at]wordpress.com

Support the Prisoners in Winning their Demands!

Solidarity with ALL Prisoners!

160,000 Calls to Governor Jerry Brown!

Governor Brown’s Office: (916) 445-2841

Sample Script:

“Hi my name is _________. I’m calling about the statewide prisoner hunger strike that resumed on Sept 26th. I support the prisoners & their reasonable “five core demands.” I am alarmed by the CDCR’s refusal to implement these demands and by your refusal to intervene as the hunger strikers’ medical conditions are rapidly deteriorating. I urge you to make sure the demands are implemented for all SHU-status prisoners in CA immediately and in good faith before anyone dies. I also urge you to lift the CDCR’s ban on lawyers from the prisoners’ mediation team, and ensure the CDCR ceases all retaliation on the hunger strikers. Thank you.”

Why 160,000?

The US  imprisons more than 2.5 million people in prisons, jails, juvenile facilities & detention centers,  far more than any other country. California imprisons 160,000 of those people in its state prison system alone.  Solitary confinement is a key piece of this gigantic crisis.  Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units & Administrative Segregation show just how brutal and inhumane the system is at its core.

8 thoughts on “160,000 Calls to Governor Brown: A Phone Call for Every CA Prisoner

  1. COUNT ME IN TO MAKE ANOTHER CALL TO BROWN, BUT READ BELOW WHAT WE ARE UP AGAINST WITH HIM. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH THE PRISON GUARD UNION HAS GIVEN HIM SINCE HE RAN FOR OFFICE UP UNTIL NOW? WHEN BROWN WAS FIRST GOVERNOR DECADES AGO THE FARM WORKERS WERE ABLE TO GET HIM TO SIDE WITH THEM EVEN THOUGH THE CALIFORNIA GROWERS WERE VERY POWERFUL… MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN THE PRISON GUARD UNION. MAYBE THERE IS A CLUE HERE?

    Calif. Governor Veto Allows Warrantless Cellphone Searches 10 Oct 2011 California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones ofsuspects at the time of any arrest. The Sunday veto means that when police arrest anybody in the Golden State, they may search that person’s mobile phone — which in the digital age likely means the contents of persons’ e-mail, call records, text messages, photos, banking activity, cloud-storage services, and even where the phone has traveled. Brown’s veto also shores up support with police unions and the Peace Officers Research Association of California, a police union that opposed the legislation and recently donated $38,900 to Brown’s campaign coffers

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  4. I called and got the secretary! I am so proud of the hunger strikers! This scares law enforcement because they are used to business as usual- infighting amoung the different races and gangs in prison, now they are united for a righteous cause-The 5 Core Demands must be looked at! Where is the Redemption in criminal justice? Who are the real criminals? I served 10 years in California’s level 4 prisons for drug charges and turned my life around writing novels- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056C0LW4
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