FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2012
Contact: Katie Burgess, Executive Director, Trans Youth Support Network, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612) 363-7574; and Billy Navarro, Jr., MN Transgender Health Coalition, email@example.com, (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.