A quick and helpful snapshot of what a prisoner defense committee does from the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander. Marissa Alexander has a wonderful base of supporters, including groups of people organizing intentionally in Chicago, Seattle, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, the Southern Movement Assembly, and of course, her hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Contact Free Marissa Now if you’d like to start a local organizing committee to free Marissa Alexander!
Marissa’s trial is scheduled to begin on Dec 8, 2014. Let’s get ready!
When people hear that the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander (CAFMA) is a prisoner defense committee, they often wonder what that means. It’s actually simple. We raise awareness of Marissa’s case and most importantly we raise funds for her legal defense. We do this in many different ways. This weekend, for example, we had a table at Chicago’s Dyke March.
Before the tabling though, on Friday, four CAFMA members spent the afternoon making buttons and magnets to sell for a donation. The button maker and supplies were all donated by a member of CAFMA. As such, all proceeds from sales can be donated to Marissa’s legal defense fund.
On Saturday, we talked to dozens of people about Marissa’s case…
And collected over $150 in donations…