Hello supporters of Marissa Alexander!
We just wanted to do a quick update about the status of Marissa’s case b/c there seems to be some confusion. The articles floating around that say Marissa’s conviction was overturned is OLD NEWS from Sept 2013. Good news, but old news. Some might remember there was a grassroots push last fall to urge Angela Corey to drop the case after Marissa won her appeal. But Corey then said that, not only would she re-prosecute Marissa, this time she is pursuing a 60 year mandatory sentence, tripling Marissa’s original 20 year mandatory sentence.
So that’s where the case has been for a year: Marissa won her appeal last September, and now as a consequence of winning her appeal, she is facing mandatory 60 YEARS IN PRISON. That should be the headline. That should be the news that people are sharing.
Marissa’s trial is currently scheduled for December 8, 2014 (jury selection begins on December 1st). So we need to KEEP GOING. We’ve got a lot of work to do before the trial in terms of fundraising, direct action, and media advocacy. Florida needs to know that the world is watching. So please share this widely and keep doing your work, b/c she’s only going to win this with your big love and support!! Donate here: