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Sign Marissa's Mother's Day card and take action.

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How to do this

Complete these steps by May 11

  1. Sign Marissa's card on Causes by leaving a comment with your name and message here. We will print and mail all the names to Marissa.

    OR, you can mail you own card directly to:
    Alexander 
    P.O. Box 23872
    Jacksonville, FL 32257

     (Thanks to the Free Marissa Now coalition, for providing this address)


    Want to take one more step?

    In addition to sending a card, the Free Marissa Now coalition invites people all over the world to invite their faith communities to also send their cards and donations, send support to other mothers who are in prison or experiencing violence, organize community events that highlight the issues impacting Alexander’s case, and use social networking to help get the word out.

This pledge closed 12 months ago

How this will help

We send love to all mothers on Mother's Day, knowing that mothering in peace requires justice.

Marissa Alexander is a proud mother of three, including teenage twins and a 3-year-old daughter.  She...

We send love to all mothers on Mother's Day, knowing that mothering in peace requires justice.

Marissa Alexander is a proud mother of three, including teenage twins and a 3-year-old daughter.  She had given premature birth to her youngest child nine days before she was forced to defend her life after being attacked by her abusive estranged husband.  Despite causing no injuries when she fired a warning shot that saved her life, Corey prosecuted Alexander for aggravated assault, sending her to prison for a mandatory sentence of 20 years.  

The sentence forced Alexander away from her children, including a baby who was still breastfeeding. Alexander successfully appealed the trial last September, but now faces the possibility of spending 60 years in prison if she is found guilty in her upcoming trial scheduled for July 28th. Mothers are disproportionately impacted by both domestic violence and mass incarceration.   

Show your support for Marissa by pledging to sign her Mother's Day Card today:

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