Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Planning Meeting For 10th Annual March Against the Death Penalty in Texas!

Wednesday, July 29th at 7pm
Carver Library, Room 4, in Austin

The March to Stop Executions has been held each October since 2000 in cooperation with several Texas and national anti-death penalty organizations. It is a coming together of activists, family members of those on death row, community leaders, exonerated prisoners and all those calling for abolition. This year’s march is slated for Saturday, October 24th in Austin, Texas. Join us for the initial planning meeting for this year's 10th annual march.

Bring your ideas on how to make this year’s event a huge success!

Whether you're a seasoned fighter for social justice or new to activism altogether, you have an important role to play in this grassroots show of participatory democracy in action!

If you belong to an organization interested in sponsoring the march, or if you have any questions, please contact laura @ 512.638.0403 or e-mail @ lauraebrady@hotmail.com


Drop ALL charges in the Yogurt Shop Case!

Saturday, August 8, at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Travis County District Attorney's Office (11th and Guadalupe St.)

Riddled with coercion, false confessions and a lack of evidence, the Yogurt Shop Murders case stands as an embarrassment to Texans, fully exposing the problems plaguing our justice system. New DNA evidence has exonerated Michael Scott and Robert Springsteen, and after a decade-long struggle, they are finally home on personal recognizance bonds.

Despite this new evidence, the Travis County District Attorney insists on pursuing prosecution. After numerous push backs, their trial has now been set for August 12th.

Grassroots organizing and community support have played a critical role in bringing these men home. We thank you for your support throughout the years and call on you now to stand with us Saturday, August 8th at 4 PM outside the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in support of Michael Scott and Robert Springsteen.

We must demand an end to this injustice once and for all! Austinites are tired of the legal charade these men and their families have been dragged through and have made their demands clear: “Free the Yogurt Shop Defendants and Drop ALL charges in the Yogurt Shop case NOW!”

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