Thursday, October 13, 2011

Support the CA Hunger Strike 160,000 Calls to Governor Brown Now!

A Call for Every CA Prisoner!

The Largest Prison Strike in recent US History

According to the CDCR, prisoners were participating in the hunger strike on Sept 28th, making this the largest prison strike in recent US history. Since Sept 28th, the numbers of strikers have dropped considerably due to the CDCR's intensified retaliation on hunger strikers.

Dear Friends,

The historic hunger strike in CA needs your support. Prisoners have
been refusing food for three weeks, and their medical conditions are getting worse by the day. We need to work together to effectively pressure CA Governor Jerry Brown to intervene in the
CDCR's handling of the strike. It's up to us to make sure the prisoners' five core demands are implemented immediately and in good faith.

Call Governor Jerry Brown NOW!

Together, we can make 160,000 calls to Governor Brown
(one for every prisoner in California) before Wed October 19th.

We know this is an ambitious goal, and we need your help forwarding
this call out to everyone you know! Please let us know if you can
organize a community call-in event near you and we will publicize it
on our website. Email us at prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity[at]

Start Calling Today!

Governor Brown's Office: (916) 445-2841

Sample Script:

"Hi my name is _________. I'm calling about the statewide prisoner
hunger strike that resumed on Sept 26th. I support the prisoners &
their reasonable "five core demands." I am alarmed by the CDCR's
refusal to implement these demands and by your refusal to intervene
as the hunger strikers' medical conditions are rapidly deteriorating.
I urge you to make sure the demands are implemented for all
SHU-status prisoners in CA immediately and in good faith before
anyone dies. I also urge you to lift the CDCR's ban on lawyers from
the prisoners' mediation team, and ensure the CDCR ceases all
retaliation on the hunger strikers. Thank you."

Thank you for your continued support.

In Solidarity,

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

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