Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cecily McMillan speaks out about Rikers #occupywallstreet #occupy

An imprisoned OWS activist speaks out

Dear Occupy,

After serving fifty-eight days at Rikers I was tasked by the women with whom I served my time to improve conditions at Rikers Island according to their demands.

Today I was honored to be given the opportunity to broaden their message through an Op-Ed in The New York Times reinforced by this petition. These issues are truly a matter of life and death, or at least the difference between dignity and degradation. 

Please take a moment today to sign the petition and invite your friends on Facebook to take a stand for humane treatment of inmates at Rikers Island.  Together we will raise our voices with the amazing women who became my family behind bars.

Love and solidarity,

Cecily McMillan

Occupy activist Cecily McMillan was imprisoned for 58 days at Rikers Island after being convicted of assaulting a police officer who actually assaulted her in Zuccotti Park. These are some of her first words to the movement after her release.

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