FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2012
Contact: Katie Burgess, Executive Director, Trans Youth Support Network, email@example.com, (612) 363-7574; and Billy Navarro, Jr., MN Transgender Health Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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.
Call DA Cooley – Call a Local Protest – Sign the Petition – Pack 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:
Call 8:00 – 5:00 Pacific Time
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
Criminal Courts Building, 13th floor, Department 100
210 West Temple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
June 6 FB Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/218446498273441/
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…