Support the Mothers Delegation to Washington, DC!
November 25, 2014
"When I heard the verdict last night, it was as if a knife went through my heart. It brought back a flood of memories about the death of my own son, killed at the hand of the police in Dallas on March 10, 2013,” said Collette Flanagan, founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality.
The whole world was watching when the St. Louis grand jury announcement was made. It was one of those moments you knew you would always remember. Today we continue to process the anger, frustration, and heartbreak from the decision not to indict the police officer who killed Mike Brown–– a clear indication that our society so unjustly devalues black lives.
Collette and all the mothers whose sons were killed by police were sent a clear message last night by the American justice system: The lives of their children are worth less than the lives of white children.
No mother should have to bury her son. No child should have to fear the women and men charged with protecting their well-being. Across America, people are taking to the streets, tired of being told to work within a system that repeatedly shows such little value for their lives. Collette and so many other mothers who have been grieving and crying out for justice recognize that now is the moment to say “Enough.” That’s why she and 8 other mothers who have lost their children at the hands of the police will be coming to DC to demand accountability for the death of their sons and all the other mothers’ whose children have been take by police violence. To raise their voices we need your support.
The delegation, which will be in DC on December 9-11, is organized by CODEPINK, along with Mothers Against Police Brutality, the National Congress of Black Women, and the Hands Up DC Coalition. CODEPINK's continues to support a movement for global peace with justice. Justice for the women coming to DC, like Tressa Sherrod, whose son John Crawford III who was shot in a Walmart while carrying a toy gun.
We must keep the pressure up. The death of hundreds of black women and men at the hands of white cops is completely unacceptable. Help us bring mothers to Washington like Constance Malcolm, whose son Ramarley Graham was shot to death in his own home by police in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother.
Michael Brown’s death was not an isolated incident. We will make sure the world knows that we will not stop until the structural mechanisms that have allowed Darren Wilson to get away with murder have been radically affected. Please help us bring the delegation of mothers to Washington, DC, by making a donation today.
Alli, Anna, Anastasia, Jodie, Janet, Jes, Kristin, Medea, Nathan, Nancy, Polly, Sergei, Sophia, and Tighe
PS: Read the offical CODEPINK solidarity statement by CODE Campaign Director Nathan Sheard on our Pink Tank.