To: U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, Southern District New York

Tell U.S. Attorney Berman - Drop the Charges Against Therese Patricia Okoumou!

Tell U.S. Attorney Berman - Drop the Charges Against Therese Patricia Okoumou!

This Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10 a.m., Patricia Okoumou, our own live Lady Liberty will go to court to face charges for her brave act on Independence Day. Instead of recognizing the inhumane actions of ICE and detention centers complicit in carrying out Trump's anti-immigration policies, the U.S. Attorney is bringing charges against Therese Patricia Okoumou that could land her in jail for months. We're calling on U.S. attorney to drop the charges NOW!

Why is this important?

Our national government has ripped apart thousands of families and put young children in cages. As part of our basic right to protest outlined in the constitution, Therese Patricia Okoumou climbed Lady Liberty to raise awareness of this injustice, a pattern wrought against thousands of families over the course of America's history. Sign the petition and let the U.S. attorney know we will not tolerate further injustice and we will not be silent about the harm our government is inflicting on children and families. DROP THE CHARGES TODAY!


Reasons for signing

  • Because I met her. She is not crazy, as some people think. She is intelligent, brave, compassionate, and is standing up to the obscenities of the President and his insane and inhumane policies. And she's doing it in the under-used tradition of Dr. King's nonviolent civil disobedience.
  • Her brave act helped ease the pain and suffering of a serious humanitarian emergency. The courts have failed us and are shams where is the enforcement of the children's return? What about the drugged medical torture & child concentration camps? Respect her action, her will. How many have suffered severe trauma over and you have the AUDACITY to claim she misused public resources? NO MORE IN$TITUTION$!
  • The right to protest has been a fundamental Constitutional protection for us as Americans. In addition, the right to protest and revolutionize was the foundation of how our country began (ex. Boston Tea Party, various protests against the British).

Updates

2018-08-27 15:54:21 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2018-07-31 08:01:03 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-30 19:56:43 -0700

500 signatures reached

2018-07-30 15:59:21 -0700

100 signatures reached

2018-07-30 15:31:38 -0700

50 signatures reached

2018-07-30 14:57:09 -0700

25 signatures reached

2018-07-30 14:38:16 -0700

10 signatures reached