Guest Column: Free Don Siegelman, Selma, March 9

Give Some Thought to Helping Don Siegelman

Freedonselm2For some reason—actually, I’m very clear about what that reason is—I have a very sympathetic spot in my heart for Don Siegelman, former governor of Alabama, railroaded by the federal prosecutocracy during the Bush/Karl Rove era into prison for bestowing a routine not-for-personal-profit political favor. [Basically, Siegelman’s crime was being on a federal enemies list.] He’s sought release via the Obama justice department, but his appeals have fallen on deaf ears and hard hearts. Which is why I find the pro-Obama image on the sign right to be ironic. Help him out if you can. Remember, if former governors can be sentenced to hard time for political offenses, what do you think your fate will be?  

Friends of Don Siegelman,
Sunday March 9th
The Annual crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge to remember the 1965 march, “Bloody Sunday”

Commemorate “Bloody Sunday” with Us

Come to Selma, AL, and cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge with us!

On Sunday March 9th we will participate in the annual crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge to remember “Bloody Sunday”. We march to remind all those watching that the fight is not finished! We march because, in 2006, Don Siegelman, a lifelong supporter of civil rights was sent to prison for political reasons rather than for corrupt actions. On March 9th we will cross the bridge for Governor Siegelman and all those who have been wrongly targeted.

Sign up to let us know that you are coming, to get a seat on a bus, to ask for a sign to carry.

From prison Don writes: “I wish I could be there with you. Maybe next year, but until then, please relentlessly insist Congress take up these reforms. It is my hope that the heartfelt cries for Immigration and Sentencing Reform will be heard. Lives are being destroyed, families shattered. Millions of prisoners and their families are crying out for President Obama, the Attorney General, and Members of Congress to show mercy.”

To get involved or donate please email Pam Miles or send checks made out to:
“Friends of Siegelman – att. Selma Bridge Crossing”
Siegelman Campaign
C/O Pam Miles
125 Bordeaux Lane
Madison, Al 35757

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