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FREE HER Campaign and Rally

JUNE 21, 2014 10am-2pm

 Sylvan Theater on the National Mall, Washington, DC

rally@justiceashealing.org

(617) 749-3129

Hotel Info:

 If you are planning to attend the “Free Her Rally” in Washington, D.C. on the Washington Mall at the Sylvan Theater on June 21, 2014 and you would like hotel accomodations contact: Marriot Reservations at 1(800)321-2211 or (202)898-4000 on or before Thursday, May 22, 2014 (The Cut Off Date) to make your reservations. Please advise the staff that you are apart of the “Free Her Rally” Room Block group staying at the Couryard Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol, located at 1325 2nd St. N.E. Washington, DC 20002. The rooms are $169.00. They have a King Sized Bed and a pull out sofa. I suggest you communicate with someone who is coming and split the fee. This is our chance to stand together in a show of solidarity and call on President Obama to release all female drug offenders.

The FREE HER rally and campaign is organizing women and others in support of ending mass incarceration to gather on the Washington Mall on June 21, 2014 to (1) raise awareness of the increase in the rate of incarceration of women in the United States and the impact on our children and communities,  (2) Demand an end to voter disenfranchisement for people with felony convictions and (3)  to ask President Obama to commute the sentences of women and men in the federal system who have applied for commutation.

Women coming together to speak from one voice will raise awareness of the devastating impact that overly harsh drug sentencing policies have had on women and their children and how mass incarceration and the war on drugs has directly impacted our communities. In ten years the incarceration rate for women in general has increased 400% and 800% for african american women.

We are organizing buses  from organizations from cities and states throughout the country to come together and use our voices as one. After the June rally we will use our organized voices to continue to call, email and send postcards to encourage the President and raise awareness among everyday people of the need to end the war on drugs and mass incarceration of women throughout the United States.

For Information contact:
Families for Justice as Healing
rally@justiceashealing.org
(617) 749-3129

And of course, donations are needed to help us with the FREE HER campaign. You can help by making a donation to: Families for Justice as Healing, 197A Humboldt Ave., Boston, MA 02121, or clicking on Paypal on our site. Thank you.

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