Beginning on September 9th of 2016, thousands of incarcerated men and women will take a stand against civil and environmental injustices in their respective prisons by going on strike. The multi-state prison strike has been organized to address a number of prison injustices, such as toxic work conditions, extreme heat, insufficient access to healthcare and contaminated drinking/bathing water.
Activists both inside and outside of prison walls have been strategically organizing and networking on behalf of this upcoming political action for months. The strike will begin on the 45th anniversary of the 1971 Attica uprising.
RootsAction.org stands in solidarity with Prison Radio, the Prison Ecology Project, and thousands of incarcerated men and women across the country to address and challenge the numerous violations of human rights within the U.S. prison system. Though not everyone has the circumstances of being treated as a free citizen, we all have a right to be treated as human beings. Justice is all-inclusive.
Click here to sign this petition now:
"I stand in solidarity with the thousands of incarcerated men and women who, beginning on September 9, 2016, will take a stand against civil and environmental injustices in their respective prisons by going on strike.”
Also, check out these petitions in support of different prisoners across the country who are fighting for civil rights and environmental justice:
> Summer Heat Serves Texas Prisoners an Early Death Sentence
> Contaminated Water Causes Cancer in Prison
> Prisoners Forced to Work in Toxic, Hazardous Conditions
> End Legal Slavery in U.S. Prisons
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-- The RootsAction.org Team
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