60 years for a woman defending her life from an attack by her abusive husband? Not on our watch! This Fundraiser Is CRITICAL Because:
1. Marissa's excellent legal team is working pro bono, which is wonderful. However, Marissa faces over $250,000 in legal expenses, such as court fees, securing expert witnesses, travel costs, depositions, processing evidence, etc. Marissa's supporters can mobilize to raise funds that will ensure that she has resources for the trial, increasing her chances of securing her freedom.
2. Our continued organizing will make sure that Marissa's name is not forgotten and that our commitment to her freedom remains active. It also creates opportunities for us to continue to raise awareness about domestic violence and mass incarceration.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
This fundraiser is directly accountable to Marissa Alexander and her family. All proceeds from this fundraiser go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund which is administered by Marissa's family on her behalf. You can find the link to this fundraiser on the family's website:
Contact us at
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Marissa's supporters are the greatest! Every step of the way, you have shown up and given deep support and love. Your donation is just one more way that you give life to the movement to free Marissa and highlight the need to support all survivors who have been criminalized while trying to navigate the conditions of violence. Thank you so much for your donation!
If you want to send a donation via check, please make the check out to:
Global Alliance, Inc.
For: The Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund
Global Alliance, Inc.
P.O. Box 290956
Columbia, SC 29229
But please e-mail a note to us at email@example.com so we can include your donation in our fundraising total!
You're invited to purchase some beautiful "Free Marissa Alexander" gear to show your support for Marissa. Proceeds go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund. Items are ON SALE NOW and listed below!
The FREE MARISSA SHOP has buttons, t-shirts, books, stickers, and beautiful scarves and jewelry! Don't delay, visit today! Organized by the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander.
STAND OUR GROUND:
Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander, edited by Ewuare Osayande
(Stand Our Ground is a global anthology featuring legendary poets Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka and Haki Madhubuti plus 62 poets from all over the world. Proceeds from the book, Stand Our Ground, are split between Marissa's legal defense fund and the Trayvon Martin Foundation.)
FREE MARISSA NOW! T-SHIRTS
at City Wide Promotions
(Art by Melanie Cervantes, Dignidad Rebelde)
THANK YOU for raising the funds needed to cover Marissa Alexander's surveillance monitor for her two years of home detention! We're so glad she's home, thanks in large part to your efforts. Towards true freedom...
As of September 6, 2014, Marissa's supporters have collectively raised over $80,000!!! This means that Marissa's bond payment of $20,000 has been paid in full by you! GREAT JOB! Your donations have helped Marissa remain out of prison while she prepares for her December trial.
The rest of the $60,000 is going to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund. Her legal fees are expected to be over $250,000. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for the Legal Defense Fund, by her trial date of December 8, 2014.
WE CAN DO IT!