On Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, formerly-incarcerated and convicted people, and our allies, from all over the United States will convene to discuss and ratify a National Agenda to restore our civil and human rights. We believe that unity of purpose will allow us to build political power. Many of us are already working on similar campaigns, to achieve the same demands. After November 2, we hope to organize and mobilize other people who have suffered at the hands of the criminal justice system to stand up for our rights around the country. After November 2, we plan to mount unified national campaigns to register voters, to end all forms of discrimination based on arrest or conviction records, to support the human rights of people locked up in cages, and to serve our families and communities.
PLEASE REGISTER NOW to attend the November 2 conference in Los Angeles.
There is no registration fee and no deadline for registering, but please register now so we can plan for food and reserve housing in advance.
Our conference will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, and the convening starting at 9 a.m. in Freedom Hall at the Watts Labor Community Action Center (WLAC) in South Central Los Angeles (10850 South Central Avenue).
TRAVEL and HOUSING: The November 2 convening is 100% self-financed. We have received no grant money so far to organize this event, so we hope everyone will be able to fund-raise for expenses, which we are trying to keep low. Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for travel or housing for the November 2 convening. If you’re coming from out of town, please plan to travel the day before (November 1). Housing for the night of November 1 will be available near WLCAC at rates of $59-$69 for a double room. Rooms for that night will also be available at the the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles at DPA conference rates — $140 per room for double occupancy rooms.
I am honored to Co-Chair the campaign to support San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Please join us at the grand opening of our campaign office on Saturday, June 25, 2011!
A Message from Our Co-Chairs
We are excited by the outpouring of support that our Run, Ed, Run campaign has received in its first week! And we have much more planned to get the word out and to spread the message: We want Mayor Ed Lee to run in November!
This weekend, we will hold a grand opening of our campaign office. And we would like you to attend:
Run, Ed, Run Campaign Office Opening
Saturday, June 25th
1565 Mission Street (at S. Van Ness)
We hope to see you there!
Gear Up for PRIDE
Next Sunday, join your fellow Ed Heads at Gay Pride! We’ll be mobilizing teams of volunteers to pass out Run, Ed, Run stickers and materials during the Pride parade and festival.
Come get your PRIDE on, and show that ‘Ed Head‘ spirit!!!
Meet us at the Run, Ed, Run office at 9:30am (corner of Mission and South Van Ness)!
We’ll have some food and drinks (coffee!) in the morning before we head out.
How Do You Want To Get Involved?
There are so many ways to help out and get involved–that are just a click away…
Sign Our Petition
Go to www.runedrun.org now to sign our petition and send a message to Ed!
Get A House Sign
Show us your support in the most colorful way. Put up a Run Ed Run sign in your home! Click here to request a sign or give us a call at (415) 483-5659.
Smile For Our Photobooth
We love to show off our beautiful Ed Head supporters! Want to be featured in our Mustache Revolution Gallery? Set up a time with our Photobooth volunteers. We’ll come to you!
Donations small and large are accepted to keep our movement going. Ed needs to see how much support he has in the community. Make a contribution online today or mail in a check to:
Progress for All
110 Pacific Ave #334
San Francisco, CA 94111
Checks should be payable to Progress for All. State law requires that we use our best efforts to collect and report the name, address, occupation and employer for each individual whose contribution exceeds $100 in a calendar year. Also, please indicate if you are retired, homemaker, student, self-employed or unemployed.
- Alexis Agathocleous, Staff Attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights
- Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – San Francisco Bay Area
- Dr. Terry Kupers, M.D.
- Keramet Reiter, JD, PhD Candidate Berkeley Law; and,
- Eddy Zheng, Prisoner Rights Advocate.
Moderated by: Sara Norman, Attorney, Prison Law Office.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The Women’s Building
Audre Lorde Room
3543 18th Street #8
San Francisco, CA
- Civil Liberties Defense Center
- Solitary Watch
- Freedom Archives
- Arab Resource and Organizing Center
- National Lawyers Guild – San Francisco Chapter
- National Lawyers Guild – Boalt Hall Chapter
- California Prison Focus
- Animal Legal Defense Fund-Stanford University
- Chapter and California Coalition for Women Prisoners
- Anti-Racism Committee of the National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco Chapter
- Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and Hastings Prisoner Outreach
- Stanford Criminal Law Society
- ACLU of Northern California
- Prison Legal News
- All of Us or None
- Green is the New Red
An Evening of Spoken Word and Music
with Eddy Zheng and DOSH
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday Feb 26, 2010
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
About the Event
Facing deportation after 21 years behind bars, Eddy Zheng is grateful just to be breathin’. With music by DOSH and poetry by Paul Dosh, this artistic collaboration brings Eddy Zheng to the stage to tell the remarkable story of the movement he created that freed him from prison and now fights for the rights of Asian prisoners in California. A national advisory board member of the Asian American Law Journal, Eddy Zheng is the recipient of the Asian Law Students Outstanding Leadership Award and the Chinese World Journal Community Hero Award, the editor of Other: An Asian and Pacific Islander Prisoners’ Anthology, and now works for the San Francisco Community Youth Center.