EVENTS

Jan
14
Tue
Mobilize Against Extreme Sentencing, No AB 665! @ Sacramento Capitol
Jan 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
9
Mon
#DROPLWOP SPRING RALLY @ California State Capitol
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Apr
20
Mon
#DROPLWOP Statewide Conference Calls
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
9
Sat
Mother’s Day – #FreeOurElders
May 9 – May 12 all-day

Please join us this weekend in the fight to free incarcerated mothers. The #BringThemHome Call to Action is a collective effort from families of those locked in cages and California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP), to call on Governor Newsom to grant clemencies and IMMEDIATELY release Patricia Wright, Maria Adredondo, and Lucia Bravo — elders who are at extremely high risk of death and fighting for their lives. This action is in solidarity with our sisters at National Bail Out to #freeblackmamas.

 While we are calling for action for the release of these women, our fight goes beyond the elderly and includes everyone imprisoned in a cage. We won’t stop until we #FreeThemAll.

For now we ask that you utilize our media toolkit below to sign the petitions, share them with as many people as possible and include the hashtags #BringThemHome and #FreeOurElders.

Love,

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

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#Bringthemhome #Free Our Elders #CareNotCages Media Toolkit:
This toolkit provides action items to participate in the campaign. See below for sample tweets and messaging for facebook and instagram.Instructions: Share the petition site using the hashtag #BringThemHome this weekend and beyond. Organizations please post at least once a day on all of your platforms. Timeframe: May 9th- May 12th

FACEBOOK toolkit

Shareable link to Petitions: https://carenotcages.com/

This Mother’s Day, don’t forget about incarcerated moms & grandmas. Help us gain freedom for Grandmama Patricia, Mama Lucia, and Mama Maria by signing 3 petitions for our extremely medically-vulnerable members. Showing public support can mean the difference between life and death for these women. Sign, share, and repost. @California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

#BringThemHome #FreeOurElders #ClemencyNow

Instagram toolkit

 

 

Sample Text: This Mother’s Day, don’t forget about the moms inside. Help us get closer to celebrating the freedom of Grandmama Patricia, Mama Lucia, and Mama Maria by signing three petitions for our extremely medically-vulnerable members. Getting enough signatures gives us a chance to get our message to the Governor’s desk. Sign, share, and repost! Instagram: @c_c_w_p Shareable link to Petitions: https://carenotcages.com/

 

#BringThemHome #FreeOurElders #ClemencyNow

Twitter toolkit

 

Shareable link to Petitions: https://carenotcages.com/

Sample Tweets (add graphics!):

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.@GavinNewsom #BringThemHome for Mother’s Day! Elders fighting cancer are at a huge health risk under #COVID19. Sign the petitions! https://carenotcages.com/ #BringThemHome #FreeOurElders #ClemencyNow

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Join us in demanding that @GavinNewsom grant clemency for 3 medically vulnerable women this Mother’s Day by signing the petitions! https://carenotcages.com/

#BringThemHome #ClemencyNow #LetThemGo

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Showing public support can mean the difference between life & death for these women. Please sign & share: https://carenotcages.com/ #BringThemHome #FreeOurElders #ClemencyNow

May
18
Mon
#DROPLWOP Statewide Conference Calls
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
15
Mon
#DROPLWOP Statewide Conference Calls
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
20
Mon
#DROPLWOP Statewide Conference Calls
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
17
Mon
#DROPLWOP Statewide Conference Calls
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
13
Sun
Rise in Power: San Quentin Demonstration & Vigil
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm

On September 13, 1971 the largest prison uprising in U.S. history, which was begun on September 9, 1971 at Attica prison, was brutally suppressed.  33 prisoners and 10 correctional officers were killed in the assault by New York state police ordered by Governor Rockefeller. An important catalyst for the Attica uprising was George Jackson’s assassination by prison guards which happened at San Quentin, three weeks before on August 21, 1971. Learn more at the Attica Means Fight Back panel September 8th.

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm we will hold a demonstration and vigil at San Quentin State Prison linking the 1971 state murders at San Quentin and  Attica with the criminal negligence that has led to 26 deaths at San Quentin during the COVID pandemic, including twelve death row prisoners. Please find the Facebook event here. We will honor all the incarcerated lives lost across California and the United States due to the state’s ruthless disregard for Black, Brown, Indigenous and all incarcerated people.  We will call on Governor Newsom, the CDCr and all state officials to immediately implement a policy of mass release in order to stop the needless deaths.

Sadly, the demands made by incarcerated people in the 1970s remain fundamentally the same in 2020, 49 long years later: recognize the dignity and human rights of all people in prison! We therefore demand that the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation (CDCr) and Governor Gavin Newsom grant mass releases and rehousing now in order to save the lives of the human beings inside. Find our complete list of demands here.

This event is being organized by No Justice Under Capitalism, California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and California Prison Focus and is part of a national month of actions marking the Attica uprising and demanding decarceration now. Check out what is happening around the country to Decarcerate Now!

Sep
21
Mon
#DROPLWOP Statewide Conference Calls
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm