Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Action on Behalf of the SF8


Dear friends,

We are asking that you phone and fax CA Governor Schwarzenneger on Wednesday, November 19th, demanding that California return Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqin (Anthony Bottom) to New York state for their parole hearings. Please also send us an email when you have done so at
FreetheSF8@riseup.net.

In order for this to be a success, we need you to help spread the word and take a few minutes to make the call and send the fax. Please send as many individual faxes as possible. We want to flood his office!

You can use the following letter to fax and/or use the phone script below, all to the Governor's office.

FAX:

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,

Mr. Bell and Mr. Bottom have been languishing in the San Francisco County Jail for over two years, while their case - the San Francisco 8- has no trial date in sight.

The San Francisco County Jail does not have the proper facilities or capacity to hold people for an extended period of time, and two years in sub-standard living conditions, woefully limited visits and little to no access to proper medical care or activities has had devastating effects on Mr. Bell and Mr. Bottom and their families.

Both of these men have been incarcerated for over 35 years and are model prisoners. Their return to New York State is essential in order for them to be present for crucial parole hearings. It is unfair and cruel to deny them this right.

California State prosecutors and the judge have already agreed to transfer Mr. Bell and Mr. Bottom. I urge you, Governor Schwarzenegger to follow through and implement this agreement. Stop reneging and do what's right! Transfer them now!

Sincerely,



______________________(name)

______________________(city, zip code)

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TO CALL:

Phone: 916-445-2841

Governor Schwarzenegger,

I call upon you to immediately transfer Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom (aka Jalil Muntaqim), back to New York State custody. Mr. Bell and Mr. Bottom have been languishing in the San Francisco County Jail for over two years, while their case ?the San Francisco 8- has no trial date in sight. The San Francisco County Jail is not meant to hold people for an extended period of time, and two years in sub-standard living conditions has had devastating effects on Mr. Bell and Mr. Bottom and their families.

California State prosecutors and the judge have already agreed to transfer Mr. Bell and Mr. Bottom. I urge you, Governor Schwarzenegger, to follow through and implement this agreement. Stop reneging and do what's right! Transfer them now!

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