EVENTS

Jan
9
Wed
SB 1437 Discussion w/ Joanne Scheer @ Freedom & Movement Center
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join CCWP and Joanne Scheer for a discussion of SB 1437, BESTT Practices Act, which changes CA’s felony murder law and will bring sentencing relief for a significant population of people in women’s prisons as well as many people in the men’s prisons.  Joanne is the mother of Tony Vigeant who was sentenced to LWOP under the felony murder rule.

Joanne will discuss:
  • How she came to be involved with the struggle against the felony murder law through her son’s case
  • The campaign that succeeded in getting SB 1437 signed into law in September 2018
  • Next steps for getting people convicted under felony murder resentenced
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

Get involved in the statewide campaign to end Life Without Parole sentencing!
This coalition includes CCWP, Felony Murder Elimination Project, Families United to End LWOP, CURB, Silicon Valley Debug, Initiate Justice & many more.

 

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!):

1.

.@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

2.

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

3.

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

Get involved in the statewide campaign to end Life Without Parole sentencing!
This coalition includes CCWP, Felony Murder Elimination Project, Families United to End LWOP, CURB, Silicon Valley Debug, Initiate Justice & many more.