Update #24 ·

Three years ago today

Today, February 10th, marks the three year anniversary of Marissa Alexander's incarceration, and is the third day in a national Week of Action to demand her freedom. [1]

While Marissa's case has gathered national attention - it is only one more example of the way victims of domestic violence are criminalized in the U.S. 

Have you ever experienced domestic violence in your life? Or do you know someone who has?  

Take action now and tell us your story on the campaign wall. 

If we can break down the taboos around domestic violence, then I know we'll be able to change the way these cases are treated in our judicial system.

Stand with Marissa and share your story now.

[1] Free Marissa Now

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…

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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…

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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…

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