Stand with Rasmea and fill the federal courthouse in Detroit!
We are committed to filling the courtroom, and an overflow room, on Rasmea’s sentencing day on March 12th. We will also organize a picket in front of the courthouse one hour before the hearing.
To continue to show the support for Rasmea that we did throughout her trial and pre-trial hearings, we need you in Detroit!
For those who can’t make it to Detroit, organize rallies in solidarity with Rasmea in your city on March 12! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about them.
Detroit action at Rasmea’s sentencing
Thursday, March 12
at 10 AM EST
(hearing starts at 11 AM EST)
231 W. Lafayette Blvd., downtown Detroit
Please join us on Thursday, March 12th, in Detroit for Rasmea’s sentencing hearing. Rasmea was unjustly convicted in November of last year, and the prosecution is now asking for an enhanced sentence of 5-7 years in prison. (The vast majority of those convicted of Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization are sentenced to no more than 21 months.)
Rasmea’s defense attorneys are arguing that she shouldn’t be imprisoned for even one more day, and over 70 important leaders of unions and community-based, faith-based, civil rights, and student organizations, as well as prominent academics and activists, who all wrote letters of leniency to Judge Gershwin Drain, agree.
In addition, it must be made clear that Rasmea will be appealing the conviction regardless of the outcome of the sentencing, so visit the national Rasmea Defense Committee’s new website at www.justice4rasmea.org to help us fundraise for the appeal and learn of other action steps you can take.
Rasmea spoke with her supporters across the country by livestream a number of times in the past few weeks, and fundraisers and educational events, including yesterday’s International Women’s Day celebration, were organized in New York City, Minneapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, Tucson, Tampa, St. Lake City, Gainesville, Miami, Phoenix, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Seattle, Albany, NY, Fishers IN, DC, and other cities. More fundraisers are scheduled for Fishers, IN, and Chicago this coming week. (See a full list of events here.)
There is still much more organizing to be done!
Register here to join us in Detroit on March 12,
visit www.justice4rasmea.org for more information,
or email email@example.com with any questions.
We need your help to pay for Rasmea Odeh’s legal appeal and if she needs prison commissary funds. Please donate to the Rasmea Odeh defense fund:http://www.stopfbi.net/donate
The national Rasmea Defense Committee is led by United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN),Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR), and Coalition to Protect People’s Rights (CPPR); and includes 8th Day Center for Justice, Al-Awda NY: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, ADC National, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Coalition, Anti-War Committee (AWC)-Chicago, AWC-Minneapolis, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East,Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Light Brigade, Committee Against Political Repression, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, CAIR-Michigan, Friends of Sabeel-North America, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, International League of Peoples’ Struggle-U.S., Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC),Latino Organization of the Southwest (LOS), Lifta Society, Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice (MECAWI), Middle East Crisis Committee (CT), Milwaukee Palestine Solidarity Coalition, National Boricua Human Rights Network, National Lawyers Guild (NLG), National Students for Justice in Palestine,Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, Palestinian Youth Movement-USA Branch, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, United African Organization, United National Antiwar Coalition, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Voces de la Frontera, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), and Z Collective.