Support 150,000 Calls for CA Prisoners through Facebook
Invite all your Facebook friends to the 150,000 Calls for Prisoners event page (click here).
Prisoners and support broke a mainstream media silence that refused to cover prisoner resistance accurately, as US and international press-- including Democracy Now, The New York Times, the LA times, Al-Jazeera & many others-- consistently followed the strike.
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity is calling for a 150,000 calls (phone calls, emails, letters & faxes) on the California Legislature in support of the hunger strike and the strikers' five core demands.
The CA hunger strikers struggle is far from over. As prisoners try to recover from two rounds of the strike,you have a chance to again stand with the hunger strikers in solidarity and to continue building pressure.
One hunger striker held in the Pelican Bay SHU explains how important this support outside prison has been to the prisoners' struggle:
Click here to read prisoners' statements and analysis on conditions in CA's prisons and why prisoners are committed to this struggle.
Family Members of prisoners in the SHU & ASU have worked tirelessly to amplify their loved ones voices and win the prisoners five core demands. Click here to watch videos of family members sharing their loved one's experiences and how prison has impacted their families.
Call Your Representatives NOW!
Sample Phone Script
"Hello, my name is ____________and I'm a resident of CA. I am calling in support of the hunger strike that spread across CA's prison system. Thousands of prisoners went on hunger strike in July and Sept/Oct to protest torturous and inhumane conditions in Security Housing and Administrative Segregation Units in CA prisons. I strongly urge you to:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity www.prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com