Sunday, June 21, 2009

Congressional Reps Rangel and McKinney call for Investigation for Mumia!

from Hans Bennett:

Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and current U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, who is chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, have both released their open letters to US Attorney General Holder, calling for a federal civil rights investigation into the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Actions are being organized throughout the summer to support the campaign for a federal civil rights investigation, including at the upcoming NAACP convention in New York City, July 11-16. Organizers are focusing particularly on July 13, the day that Attorney General Holder will address the convention. Supporters will then be in Washington, D.C., on July 22 to lobby their elected officials and, in mid-September, they’ll return to Washington, D.C., for a major press conference.For more information on how you can support the campaign for a federal civil rights investigation and to sign the online letter and petition to Attorney General Holder, visit:

For more information on the campaign for the civil rights investigation, please read this week's SF Bay View Newspaper article:

Read the open letters from

Charles Rangel:

Cynthia McKinney: