Dear Michigan Poor People’s Campaign Community:
The Michigan Poor People’s Campaign (MI PPC) is mobilizing to support our members jailed on Monday, December 3rd, the Rev. William (Bill) Wylie-Kellermann (of Detroit) and Thomas (Tommy) Tackett (of Jackson), in the Ingham County Jail, Mason, Michigan. Their incarceration is related to the MI PPC actions at the MI Department of Health and Human Services on May 21, 2018.
We urge you to join us for the following actions:
- Tue, Dec 11 at 6:30 pm - Candlelight vigil at Ingham County Jail, 630 N. Cedar Rd, Mason, MI 48854. Point person: Lydia Wylie-Kellermann, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wed. Dec. 12 at 6 a.m. Meet outside Ingham County Jail, 630 N. Cedar Rd, Mason, MI 48854. Point person: Lydia Wylie-Kellermann, lydiaiwk AT gmail.com.
Greet the Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann and Tommy Tackett to welcome their
release and support their acts of conscience in submitting to the
unfair and disproportionate sentencing for their participation in direct
action on May 21, 2018.
- Wed, Dec 12 at 10 am - MI PPC Press Conference at Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services (DHHS), 235 S. Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. Point person: Sylvia Orduño, smorduno AT gmail.com Please arrive by 9:45am
Short-term metered on-street parking is available, as well as in multiple garages and surface lots near the DHHS office: Lansing Parking Map Locations
For more information about why the MI PPC took direct action at the MI DHHS on May 21, 2018, and why the Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann and Tommy Tackett chose to go to jail rather than pay the court assessed fine, please click on the link: Call to Action Explanation on May 21st Action.
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The financial burden for those incarcerated builds quickly…not including the loss of income from missing work, the state bill of $50 for each day they're incarcerated doubles the cost of the $300 fine option; these plus other costs such as those incurred by phone calls during their stay put a dollar sign on the cost of justice.
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