Update #12 ·
Wd

We're sending your words to Marissa - what will you say?

Each day, more and more comments are left on this campaign supporting Marissa Alexander and demanding her freedom. As her bond hearing approaches I want to make sure Marissa hears your support directly, so I'm going to send it to her. 

Right now, add your note to Marissa by posting on the campaign wall

Start your letter with "Dear Marissa"  and on Friday, I'll print them off and send them to her in Florida so she knows she has a world full of supporters who are fighting for her release.

What will YOU say? Imagine you were in her place - innocent of hurting anyone, placed in jail for trying to protect yourself, and most of all, taken away from your children and family. What words of support would you want to hear? 

Let's tell Marissa that we will not stop fighting for her - that she has thousands of people who believe in her freedom! 

Write your letter now! 

Thank you for your never-ending support, 

James Williams





Campaign won!

Last year, Marissa Alexander was at home when she feared for her life in an argument with her husband. Using a gun she was licensed to own, she fired one warning shot into the ceiling of her home that did not harm her attacker.  Because of this one gun shot, she was sentenced to 20 years of prison under Florida's 10-20-life law.  Marissa is a mother of a three year old and has spent the last…

Read more about the petition

Angela Corey is trying create a reputation of being tough on criminals, so this spring she's abusing her power in an attempt to put Marissa Alexander behind bars. In Florida, the average sentence for a man who kills his female partner is 2-6 years.  Marissa Alexander, who never hurt anyone is facing 60 years in prison for using warning shot to protect herself and her children from an abusive…

Read more about the petition

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…

Read more about the pledge

7 comments

to comment