First of all, let us say thank you to everyone who has supported Eric in the past - financially, with your letters, your pictures, your poetry, and your love. Eric's journey would have been much more difficult and painful without all of you offering your time and energy.
Unfortunately, Eric has now been in jail for over 14 months without having been convicted of any crime. He has constantly stood by his principles during his incarceration - enduring a grueling two week hunger strike to get vegan meals, and maintaining his innocence in the face of his codefendant's cooperation with the government. The accusations against him are chilling in their absurdity - the "conspiracy" charges against Eric call to mind the "thought crime" of George Orwell's 1984.
After paying for all of Eric's legal fees for over a year, his family is in need of assistance. His trial date is approaching (possibly as early as May 9), and the legal fees are mounting. We need to raise ,000 to ensure that Eric's legal fees - lawyer, investigators, etc - are covered through trial. We must make sure that Eric continues to have the best legal representation possible to fight these outrageous charges and keep the government from draining his family financially.
To that end, we're trying to ask EVERYONE to do whatever they can to help raise money for Eric's legal fees. Please consider holding a fundraiser for Eric - a show, a bakesale, an art auction - whatever you have the know-how and the resources to do. We simply cannot do this alone.
Also, please consider donating directly to "Sacramento Defense Fund" to help cover Eric's legal fees. You can donate directly with paypal at www.supporteric.org
Please remember that this is not over. While other folks across the country have taken deals or otherwise settled their cases, Eric's legal struggle continues. We need everyone's love and support right now, but unfortunately, we also need financial assistance. Check the webpage regularly for updates about how much we've raised and how much more we need.
Thank you all,
Sacramento Prisoner Support
Don't forget! Eric's next hearing is scheduled for April 16 at 9 am at the Federal Building in Sacramento (501 I Street, 15th floor, room no. 3). He would love to have the courtroom packed with friends, family, and supporters. Please consider attending and come dressed for court.