Celebrate The Courage of Hunger Strikers of July 8, 2013: Help Human Rights Pen Pals Connect with 59 Pen Pals in 59 Days
Inspired by the call to action by Dolores Canales of California Families Against Solitary Confinement
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or write to Human Rights Pen Pals, 1301 Clay Street, P.O. Box 71378, Oakland, CA 94612
The most recent hunger strike for the Five Demands lasted from July 8, 2013 to September 5, 2013 — 59 days — and involved over 30,000 people locked in CA prisons, as well as hundreds of other prisoners, young and old, throughout the United States.
It was the largest hunger strike in history and brought the issue of solitary confinement to the attention of the media, legislators, the United Nations, and the public in general, resulting in legislative hearings, proposed (but failed) legislation, media attention, and solidarity actions both nationally and internationally.
Honor the courage of those who engaged in this nonviolent action at great harm to themselves:
–serve as a pen pal;
–reach out and invite a friend to apply to serve as a Human Rights Pen Pal using our new online application; and
–share this email and our new facebook page (which also has our application link) widely with your networks
Annie, Nicole, Mike, and Tynan
Human Rights Pen Pals Leadership Collective