Media Advisory for: November 14-15, 2016
Contact: Lacy Crawford Jr, 252-292-6088, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 14-15: #cut50 Brings Families Seeking Clemency and National Leaders to DC for Two Days of Action Urging Pres. Obama to Grant More Clemencies
#cut50’s “Hope for the Holidays” Events Will Feature Van Jones, Eric Holder, Gov. Bob Ehrlich, Families Seeking Clemencies, and More
Washington-- On November 14-15, #cut50’s #ClemencyNOW campaign will host “Hope for the Holidays,” a series of events urging President Obama to grant an unprecedented number of clemencies before for the end of his administration.
The President’s clemency initiative was a promise he made to people in federal prison serving unjust and overly harsh sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Despite a historic number of clemencies, thousands of eligible petitioners are still waiting for a decision.
This two day series of events will include a candlelight vigil in front of the White House, a delivery of Change.org petitions for clemency to the Department of Justice, and a series of short talks and panel discussions including a conversation with former Attorney General Eric Holder.
The events will bring a massive groundswell of support —from influencers, artists, reform advocates, formerly incarcerated people, clemency recipients, and others— to support the President as he continues to grant clemency in a momentous and encouraging manner.
Full schedule of events will be released soon.
Monday, November 14 - 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
What: White HouseCandlelight Vigil
Who: Van Jones, Co-founder of #cut50, Brittany Byrd, #ClemencyNOW Campaign Director, Families with loved ones awaiting Clemency, Clemency recipients and other leaders
When: November 14th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
Tuesday, November 15 - 11:00 A.M.
What: U.S. Department of Justice - Press Conference and Delivery of Change.org Clemency Petitions
Who: Special Guests TBD,Van Jones,Brittany Byrd, #ClemencyNOW Campaign Director, Families with loved ones awaiting clemency and clemency recipients
When: November 15th, 11:00am
Where: Department of Justice at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530
Tuesday, November 15 - 6:00 P.M.
What: Hope for the Holidays at Google
Who: Former Attorney General Eric Holder, Van Jones, Michael K Williams, clemency recipients, families seeking clemencies for loved ones, #ClemencyNOW Campaign Director Brittany Byrd, #cut50 National Director Jessica Jackson Sloan.
Where: Google HQ in Washington, DC at 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC 20001
To RSVP to any of the events, or for more details, please contact: Lacy@MegaphoneStrategies.com
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#cut50 recently launched the #ClemencyNOW Campaign calling on President Obama to accelerate his administration's review of thousands of pending clemency petitions from nonviolent drug offenders.