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.