At the age of 16, sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown was convicted of first degree murder. Earlier this year, she had been granted a clemency hearing, but her petition was denied by the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole. According to The Root, ” Although the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles are unconstitutional, the Tennessee Supreme Court later said that Brown would have to serve at least 51 years of her sentence before she is granted parole.”
We are asking that you join Black Lives Matter Nashville in their ask for public support to demand that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam grant Cyntoia Brown immediate clemency. Black Lives Matter Nashville has provided the contact number and email address for Governor Haslam along with sample scripts for your call or email at https://blacklivesmatternashville.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/call-gov-haslam-and-demand-clemency4cyntoia/
In addition, we are asking for you to invite your Facebook friends to join in the effort. You can send invites directly through this event page by clicking the “invite” button. Once you click that button, your friend list will appear and you can select the friends you’d like to invite.