Submitted to It’s Going Down
As of May 8, Texas prisoners will have been on strike for over a month in response to slave labor and denial of their basic human rights. As the strike carries on, TDCJ will undoubtedly continue to retaliate in hopes of discouraging this movement. We encourage cities across the nation to participate in this call for action to show solidarity with those on the inside, as well as gain media attention to further intimidate TDCJ to meet the prisoners demands. In addition, we take this as an opportunity to amplify the voices of the striking prisoners, carrying their message for public outreach.
Their list of demands and additional information can be found here.
We urge cities across Texas and far beyond to get behind this movement and let prisoners know that they are not alone. Circulate this information as widely as possible, and coordinate with groups to plan an event in your area.