Fast For Freedom Statewide Action

August 6, 2010

Fast 4 Freedom is a STATEWIDE day of fasting and solidarity actions on Friday, August 6th initiated by family members and loved ones of prisoners locked up across California.

FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH - FAST all day* and Rally from 11:30am-1pm at the State Building in San Francisco.

Bring your music, drums, and poetry or words to share!

People will be fasting in front of the State Building from 10am- 4pm.

"Because so many are starving for FREEDOM" (from the call by family members of prisoners)

The Bay Area CURB Alliance will be organizing a rally on August 6th from 11:30am- 1pm at the State Building in San Francisco - 350 McAllister St (at Polk) - where Mark Leno, Senate Public Safety Committee, Tom Ammiano,
Assembly Public Safety Committee and Fiona Ma, Assemblywoman from San Francisco, all have their local offices.

Are you going to be fasting? Let us know so we can get an accurate count of fasters!

We will be spreading awareness about the many extreme injustices currently faced by prisoners, their families and their communities. Our demands include:
- End Three Strikes
- Reduce the Prison Population NOW
- Release Prisoners Eligible for Parole
- Release Sick, Aged and Terminally Ill prisoners
- Family Visits for All Prisoners
- End the Death Penalty
- Education Not Incarceration
- Stop All New Prison Construction including New "Mental Health" Cages being built in Chino and Vacaville
- Justice for Oscar Grant and all targets of racist police brutality


August 6th is also the 65th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and events marking this horrendous date will be occurring around the Bay Area.

The NLGSF is a member of the CURB ALLIANCE (Other Member organizations include Critical Resistance, All of Us
Or None, Families to Amend California's Three Strikes, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Youth Justice Coalition, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, American Friends Service Committee and many more....)