National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter Releases First Installment of “We Know Our Rights” - a Multimedia Toolkit to Assist Communities in Their Encounters with Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 7, 2018

CONTACTS:

April Martin, Co-Producer: aprilluvly@gmail.com, 513-445-9711

Jay Kim, Executive Director of National Lawyers Guild SF: jaykim@nlgsf.org, 415- 285-5067

Lucia Palmarini, Co-Producer: lupalmarini@gmail.com, 513-703-1455

Attention Bay Area Activists and Organizers: The New NLG Hotline System, 415-909-4NLG and 415-285-1011

The New NLG Hotline System

The San Francisco Bay Area NLG Demonstrations committee has a new phone system! After our hotline came under attack by members of the alt-right and fascist movement last fall, we needed to upgrade our security to our phone lines. In September we limited the capacity of our legal support line - 415-285-1011 - to only take calls from local jails. Other incoming calls will not connect but sound like the caller gets a busy signal. That will remain the same.

No on Prop H!

NLGSF strongly opposes Proposition H on the June 2018 ballot in San Francisco. Proposition H is a dangerous initiative by the SF Police Officer's Association (POA) that will allow San Francisco police to use a Taser on someone who is unarmed and poses no immediate physical threat, or on someone who says no to a police order due to confusion or mental illness.

The POA has already spent more than $200,000 to push this ballot measure and has vowed to spend more than $500,000 by June. The grassroots No on H! campaign, on the other hand, has spent less than $20,000.

#Justice4Jerome

Filipino human rights activist Jerome Aba was detained, tortured and held incommunicado for 28 hours at SFO by Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security. He was denied an attorney and deported to the Philippines. NLGSF was at SFO to provide advocacy support for Jerome.

2018 Testimonial Dinner - United In Resistance

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, over 250 Guild members and allies gathered at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for our annual Testimonial Dinner. Our honorees included long-time Guild attorneys Linda Fullerton and Hunter Pyle, documentary filmmaker April Martin, and community group Anti Police-Terror Project. You can read more about our honorees in our Testimonial Dinner Journal, which can be found below.

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