Riverside Millions for Prisoners Solidarity Rally
Saturday, August 19 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Riverside County Sheriff's Department
4000 Orange Street, Riverside, California 92501
You are invited to join activists, advocates, prisoners, ex-prisoners, their family and friends, as well as others as they join on, in solidarity, with California, one of many states across the nation,that is involved with the historic Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March.
Set to kick off August 19th, people from all over the country will be marching and hosting a rally at the White House to formally issue and demand the removal of the 13th Amendment “exception” clause that legalizes slavery. People are traveling as far as California to join the March. Even more exciting, solidarity marches, rallies, and protests are being planned across the country to coincide with the DC event.
We are excited to be able to share with you that Riverside will be hosting California for our Solidarity Rally Saturday, August 19th. The location will be at Robert Presley Detention Center, from 1:00pm-3:30pm.
Organizations Currently in Support:
ARC Los Angeles
Youth Justice Coalition
All of Us or None Riverside
Santa Barbara Prison Solidarity Network
CA Unheard Voices OTCJ
Starting Over Inc.
Rise Up For Justice!
California Prison Focus
Solidarity Marches/Rallys Across California:
-Sign Making Event TBA
-Transit, parking, and carpool sign ups TBA
-Santa Barbara Solidarity Rally Bus TBA
Event starts at 1pm. Please be sure to wear/bring sunscreen, as it will be hot.
Water, popsicles, and snacks will be provided.
-Speaker Line Up TBA
-Still looking for medic and legal observer
-if you are interested in bringing something to this event, wheter its donations, entertainment, whatever, hit us up!
Table with umbrella will be set up for all of yall who want to hand out materials.
Immediately after rally, "Whats Next?" will take place at the nearby park. Focus group is aimed for individuals who are ready to pull up their sleeves and put in some work. Lunch will be provided.
Most Importantly...REMEMBER...We need YOU to make this happen.
Lets dismantle the prison industrial complex TOGETHER.
The real work will begin after August 19th, when the pressure is finally felt nationwide to put an end to the continued slavery, and involuntary servitude, enabled by the 13th amendment.
Millions For Prisoners Human Rights Core Demands for Action:
A) We DEMAND the 13th amendment ENSLAVEMENT CLAUSE of the United States Constitution be amended to abolish LEGALIZED slavery in America.
B) We DEMAND a Congressional hearing on the 13th Amendment ENSLAVEMENT CLAUSE being recognized as in violation of international law, the general principles of human rights and its direct links to:
1. Private entities exploiting prison labor
2. Companies overcharging prisoners for goods and services
3. Private entities contracted by states/federal government to build and operate prisons. This would also include immigration detentions.
4. Racial disparities in America’s prison population and sentencing
5. Policing: the disproportionate (unaccountable) killings by police in the black and brown communities
6. Felony Disenfranchisement laws
7. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 34,000 detention quotas
8. Producing the world's largest prison population
Prison Solidarity Network Santa Barbara