Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Innocence March to Free the California Twelve

"Friends, on April 27 I will begin my 600 mile walk from San Diego to Sacramento to seek clemency for the California 12. There are two ways you can support me: 1) commit to walking the first leg with me from downtown to OB (8 miles) and collecting $200 worth of sponsors to help fund the 600 mile march and rallies along the way or 2) if you don't want to walk and get sponsored, SPONSOR ME for any amount you can afford. Let me know. Thanks!" -Justin Brooks (Founder, California Innocence Project)

The California 12 are persons who have been found innocent but yet remain in prison. The walk will take almost two months, with planned stops along the way. The daily walks range between 7.5 miles and 23.6 miles. There are also Rally Days planned along the way. The public is invited to walk with CIP, specifically for 3 different days: April 27, 2013 from the San Diego Courthouse to Ocean Beach, May 7, 2013 from Manhattan Beach to Santa Monica, and Jun 14, 2013 from Berkeley to Walnut Creek. The petitions will be delivered to Governor Jerry Brown's mansion on June 20, 2013.

From the Innocence March Web site: http://innocencemarch.com/

"Join us on this 600+ mile freedom march across the state. The march will include 11 rallies and 2 public walking days. Be sure to sign up for updates and keep checking back!"

"There are numerous ways you can help us. Here’s a few:

"1. Donate to the California Innocence Project. The Project must foot the bill for case investigations, office supplies, and a small team of dedicated lawyers.

"2. Come out and march with us on the way to Sacramento. If you are marching, we encourage you to obtain sponsors for your walk to help donate to the Project.

"3. Sign the Petition. We hope to turn in as many signatures as possible when we arrive in Sacramento.

"4. Go to our store to purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, and wristbands. All the proceeds go directly to the California Innocence Project."