I would like to tell a story about an amazing activist and community organizer I know in Texas who needs your help. This person has selflessly devoted themselves to organizing work all around the country including housing rights, reproductive justice and environmental campaigns. They also devoted most of 2012 to the Occupy Wall street movement. This particular person was working on a direct action campaign in Texas they went out one night to go dumpstering and got pulled over by the cops and arrested and charged with Felony and a class a misdemeanor and a class C misdemeanor. The arrest was not planned or apart of a specific direct action and was completely unexpected as they were following the law. This person now has to retain a lawyer for 3500-pre trial and an additional 3600 if the case goes to trial. Having devoted themselves to a lifetime of activist work some without pay and some with it they now need your help to pay some of these legal fees otherwise this comrade will spend maybe the next year of their life inside the prison industrial complex in a state they are not from and as a political prisoner.
I am now trying to fund raise to help them with all of their legal fees so they can keep doing the amazing work that they have been doing. They have court on the seventh of February and need to pay the lawyer by then so lets do a marathon and show them some solidarity and help keep them active for many years to come. Please donate generously any money that is left extra will be donated to the NYC bail fund.
The reason why this person is not publicly putting their name out there is because they dont want this charge to negatively affect any campaighns that they have been apart of.