Chrishaun (CeCe) McDonald’s Supporters to Hold June 4 Press Conference Following Sentencing Hearing



May 31, 2012

Contact: Katie Burgess, Executive Director, Trans Youth Support Network,, (612) 363-7574; and Billy Navarro, Jr., MN Transgender Health Coalition,, (612) 823-1152

Chrishaun McDonald’s Supporters Hold Press Conference

Following Sentencing Hearing

Local and National Leaders Provide Latest Developments in McDonald’s Case

Supporters of Chrishuan “CeCe” McDonald will hold a press conference on Monday, June 4, at 2:30 pm. The press conference will follow McDonald’s sentencing hearing, which will be held at 1:30 pm in the Hennepin County Government Center with Judge Daniel Moreno presiding.

What: Press Conference

When: Monday, June 4, 2:30 pm

Where: Hennepin County Government Center, North Steps

The press conference will include brief remarks from:

·         Rai’vyn Cross, McDonald’s sister

·         Jude Ortiz, CeCe McDonald Support Committee Member

·         Katie Burgess, Director of Minneapolis’s Trans Youth Support Network

·         Mara Keisling, Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality

After facing two charges of second degree murder, on May 1 McDonald accepted a guilty plea to a lesser charge of second degree manslaughter. She is likely to receive a sentence of 41 months.

Members of the CeCe McDonald Support Committee will be available for interviews following the press conference.

CeCe McDonald


4 Actions to Take For Carlos Montes

Trial of Carlos Montes starts June 20

Call DA Cooley – Call a Local Protest – Sign the PetitionPack the Courtroom

We are at a critical time. The trial for Carlos Montes starts Wednesday June 20, and will run for a week. We need your solidarity to beat the FBI attack. Here is what you can do:

1. Call Los Angeles District Attorney
Steve Cooley at 213-974-3512
Demand, “Drop the charges against Carlos Montes!”

Call 8:00 – 5:00 Pacific Time

2. Call a local protest on June 20 at a Federal Building or a government office, like the FBI.Demand, “Drop the charges against Carlos Montes! Being anti-war is not a crime!”


3. Sign the petition that goes directly to the District Attorney’s office.


4. Pack the courtroom

Your presence during Carlos trial can make the difference between his freedom and prison time! Sign up to attend for one, two or more days.
Rally outside the Los Angeles courthouse and pack the courtroom
Wednesday, June 20
8:00 a.m.
Criminal Courts Building, 13th floor, Department 100
210 West Temple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Carlos Montes speaking at anti-NATO protest in Chicago May 20, 2012.


June 6, Occupy Milwaukee: “Keep It In the Streets” / Flyer & Facebook Event Links

June 6 FLYER:

June 6 FB Event Page:

From Occupy Milwaukee:

After voting on June 5 we have to make our voices heard in order to hold our Governor accountable. Occupy Milwaukee, community allies and labor unions will march on June 6th to make the following demands of our Governor:

1. Repeal Act 10 – Hands off unions and collective bargaining. No cuts to education or Badger Care.
2. Restore the Equal Pay Act – We demand and end to workplace discrimination.
3. Tax the 1% – Hold the banksters and the 1% accountable for their economic crisis, and stop the cuts to working and oppressed people.

We will rally at Pier Marquette Park at 5 p.m. before marching on Milwaukee’s banking district.

Sponsors (in progress) – Occupy Wisconsin, Occupy Milwaukee, Madison, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Appleton and St. Croix Falls, 9 to 5, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998, Welfare Warriors, Casa Maria, WI Bailout the People Movement, Iraq Veterans Against the War, AFSCME 82, Move to Amend, Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society, Peace Action WI, Milwaukeeans for a Better Tomorrow Tomorrow, Act Everywhere, Occupy Riverwest, Occupy the Suburbs, Milwaukee Transit Riders Union, Progressive Democrats of America…

Occupy the Hood Milwaukee & Occupy The Barrio’s “Black & Brown Unity” rally and march Nov. 12, 2011 Milwaukee.

October 14, 2011 Occupy Green Bay rally, Green Bay.

Occupy Milwaukee’s kick off rally and march Oct. 15, 2011, Milwaukee.

Occupy Appleton members protesting at Chase Bank Nov. 3, 2011, Appleton.

“Take Back City Hall” protest by members of Occupy The Hood, Occupy The Barrio, Occupy Milwaukee, Occupy Riverwest, Occupy Fond du Lac and many other labor, community and faith-based organizations, Feb. 6, 2012, Milwaukee.

Occupy Fond du Lac “No War With Iran” march and rally in Fond du Lac May 5, 2012.

Occupy WI contingent March 10, 2012, Madison.


Milwaukee, June 2: Milwaukee Transit Riders Union Meeting

The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union will be having it’s June 2012 meeting on Saturday, June 2 at 1 pm. We will be discussing a variety of topics, such as:

  • Actions in the first half of June
  • Planning our upcoming brainstorming session on how to get dedicated funding for the bus system
  • Signing on to the Milwaukee Jobs Act
  • Ongoing and future outreach efforts
  • and more
We will be meeting at the
ATU Local 998 Upper Hall
734 N. 26th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1806

The hall is located on bus routes 10, 27 and 30.
-Enter through the parking lot entrance on the south side of the building-
Click here for a map of the location with walking directions from the nearest bus stops.
For the most up to date information on this meeting, including the full agenda, click here.

We hope to see you there!

Protesting Milwaukee transit system cuts July 9, 2011 during Summerfest.


Detroit: Protest Ms. Jennifer Britt’s Eviction; Call Flagstar Bank

Tell Flagstar Bank:

Keep Jennifer Britt and her Family

in Their Home!

Protest Jennifer’s Eviction Hearing

Friday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Outside 36th District Court, 421 Madison Avenue, Detroit

Since her husband died in 2006,  Jennifer Britt has struggled to save her home in Detroit’s Rosedale Park, where she lives with her son, daughter, mother and uncle.

With money from her husband’s life insurance policy, she paid Flagstar Bank $26,000 to avoid default. When Flagstar raised the monthly mortgage payment from $1,050 to $1,550, she continued paying. After she lost her job in 2008, Flagstar raised the monthly payment to $1,950 and Jennifer continued paying until she had no savings left. The bank foreclosed on her in 2010.

Jennifer has paid more than $40,000 to Flagstar over the years, only to face higher and higher monthly payments. Now that Flagstar has bled her family dry, it’s poised to kick them out of their home.

Jennifer now has a job and could make reasonable mortgage payments if the bank agreed to work with her. There is no reason why Jennifer and her family should be evicted from their home, only to leave another vacant house in Detroit.

Rally at Jennifer’s Home Saturday, June 9 at 4pm, 15701 Warwick

(corner of Midland, south of Grand River, half mile west of Southfield Fwy)

Call Flagstar Bank, 248-312-2000

Tell Joseph Campanelli, CEO, to help Jennifer Britt and her family keep their home

Contact us at:

Come to our meetings:
Thursdays at 6 p.m., 5900 Michigan Avenue in Detroit

Ms. Jennifer Britt