Friday, September 07, 2007

Power Hour for Jena!

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everwhere."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There's power when people unite!

What would you do if Mychal Bell (Jena 6) was your son, cousin, or nephew? Would you wait for Obama, Oprah, Russell Simons or Kanye West to speak up before you step up?

You don't have to be a superstar to make a difference! Your skin doesn't have to be a certain color to connect you to the movement to Free the Jena 6. If you believe in Martin Luther King's dream of racial equality we need you to contribute to the Power Hour for Jena and express yourself! Commit to tapping into the Power Hour for Jena by completing one or more of the following activities today and everyday counting up to the national peace rally for Jena on September 20, 2007!

Here's how you can help:

1. Identify ways in which you can support the Jena 6 movement and begin to take action!

2. Sign petition to end this injustice --

3. Call 10 people to notify them of the injustice!

4. Appeal to the Jena District Attorney to drop all current charges against the Jena 6 and demand the release of Mychal Bell. Bell has been incarcerated since December 2006!

5. Send letters to the Louisiana Governor & Louisiana Attorney General - Sample letters available --

6. Send letters to the 2008 Presidential Candidates & to President George Bush. Where do they stand on this issue? Will you vote for someone who allows Mychal Bell to continue to sit in jail? What does this really say about our leaders?

7. Ensure the leadership of your church and associations (incl. sororities & fraternities) know about the Jena 6 case and plan to support. Post a press release or statement of opposition online and communicate a CALL TO ACTION to all members.

8. Contact U.S. Congress representatives to state your opposition to the Jena 6 case --

9. Make a phone call to the Governor or the Board of Pardons in LA, between 8am-4:30pm EST, 1-225-342-7015.

10. Contact local and national TV & radio stations to demand ongoing coverage! Until then, tune into for the latest interviews & commentaries...Real Talk!

11. Write letters to the editors of local newspapers & magazines.

12. Print 10 blank letters of support, find 10 supporters, buy 10 stamps and mail them!

13. Write a heart felt letter of support directly to Mychal Bell, Inmate, A-Dorm, LaSalle Correctional Center, 15976 Highway 165, Olla, LA 71465-4801.

14. Encourage educators to utilize the Jena 6 case as a teaching tool. Is this American Justice?

15. If you're a DJ, artist, or promoter, throw in a "shout out" to Jena 6 at every opportunity!

16. Send FREE Jena 6 text messages pointing people to

17. If you cannot travel to Jena, LA, show solidarity by wearing black and join other local supporters of the Jena 6 to rally in your hometown on September 20.

18. Make Free Jena 6 t-shirts and sell them as a Jena 6 Defense fundraiser in your city.

19. Ask your church to collect a Jena 6 Defense fund offering on Sunday.

20. Post Jena 6 information to e-groups, myspace, facebook, and/or your online social network.

21. Team up with your investment club, alumni association, or support group to raise Jena 6 Defense funds and awareness.

22. Share the Jena 6 case with people of other ethnicities and discover the common ground we share on racism in America.

23. Discuss the Jena 6 case with your family members, friends & young people.

24. Pray for the support of the Jena 6, justice, racial equality and world peace.
Your commitment to the Power Hour for Jena will build the momentum necessary to put Racism in America on blast! The Jena 6 is just one example of the many unjust cases that pass through the U.S. Justice system. Although racism continues to choke America, it is no longer the American way!! Your voice must be heard on this issue!

Be the change you want to see! Right here, right now!

Send this email to at least 10 of your friends and challenge them to contribute to the Power Hour for Jena! Let's all take a step together and hold ourselves accountable until justice prevails!!

Together we will win!!



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