THURSDAY 10am: Groups Deliver Over 500,000 Signatures to DOJ HQ Demanding Justice for Sandra Bland
Broad Coalition Demands AG Lynch Immediately Investigate Waller County PD and Prosecutor's Office in the Death and Arrest of Sandra Bland
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/29/2015, 1:58 p.m.
"The violent arrest of Sandra Bland and her death in police custody is a story that's all too familiar both to Black and Latino families in America," said Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org. "We need the DOJ to take action now to show that violent and discriminatory policing won't be tolerated or swept under the rug."
View Presente.org’s petition here: http://act.presente.org/sign/sandra/
For more information, or to speak with a representative from MoveOn.org, ColorOfChange.org, UltraViolet, MomsRising.org, or Presente.org, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at email@example.com.
With more than 1 million members nationwide, ColorOfChange.org is the country’s largest online civil rights group.
MomsRising.org Civic Action is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who are using innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.
UltraViolet is an online community of over 700,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org.
MomsRising.org is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all families in the United States. MomsRising is working for paid family leave, flexible work options, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination which penalizes so many others. MomsRising also advocates for better childhood nutrition, health care for all, toxic-free environments, and breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start. Established in 2006, MomsRising and its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s families. In 2013, Forbes.com named MomsRising’s web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the fourth year in a row and Working Mother magazine included MomsRising on its “Best of the Net” list. MomsRising also maintains a Spanish language website: MamásConPoder.
Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latino organizing group with more than 300,000 members, all working to amplify the political voice of Latino communities.