Marching for Awareness for Wrongful Convictions
Footsteps echo across the nation from days past. It was the spring of 1965, and the start of a five-day Freedom March began, focused on civil rights and segregation. Dr. Martin Luther King and the Freedom Marchers brought awareness to their cause as they flooded the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Thousands of voices united as one as their cries for fair treatment and equality were heard around the world. Forty-four years later, with the election of our first black president, the Freedom Marchers from long ago have fulfilled their “dream.”
Today, Freedom Marchers have a new agenda. It is awareness for wrongful convictions and an end to the archaic practice of putting our nation’s offenders to death. In 2013 it is our dream to see every state in the nation filled with the cries of concerned citizens; a unified voice for freedom. The members ofhttp://reformingjustice.com/ are organizing a nationwide March for Freedom--www.FreedomMarchUSA.org--and to date, the response has been overwhelming. However, volunteers and coordinators are needed in every state in the nation to make this March for Freedom a success.
Shall we continue to lock away people who could possibly be innocent? Clearly, many of those who are in prison are mothers. How many children are being raised without a parent due to wrongful convictions? Shall we continue to put to death those who may have been wrongfully convicted? Nationwide coverage is needed to bring attention to this injustice. Ask yourself, as a society, are we to stand by, quietly thinking "someone else" will bring awareness to wrongful convictions?
Do your part to effect change for a better America. Volunteer! Don’t let another innocent person’s blood be spilled or years of a life stolen by a justice system that continues to put political agendas above the lives of our nation’s people.
It’s time our nation and its citizens became more informed on the reality of our unjust justice system. Join us for this powerful event! We need March Organizers and volunteers for each state. If you would like to help, please use the form on the Get Involved page.
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Video music "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller
Pictures provided by families and used from
websites of wrongfully convicted and various other websites. The
makers of this video make no claim to copyrights of music or images.
Images also used from Innocence Project www.innocenceproject.org.