Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rally to TAKE RAPE SERIOUSLY - Tues. Nov. 9. 12:30pm

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NOW-NYC Rally to TAKE RAPE SERIOUSLY
Secure Justice for 3 Teen Girls 

Tuesday, November 9th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
111 Centre Street, NYC (between Leonard & White; 6, Q, N, R, J, Z to Canal St.)
There couldn't be a more important way to spend your lunch hour!  Please get this on your calendar and carve out a few extra minutes of your day to stand strong against violence that targets women and girls.   Let us know if you plan to attend!

WHY THIS RALLY IS IMPORTANT:
NOW-NYC and anti-violence advocates from across the city are joining forces to ask Justice Cassandra Mullen to give convicted rapist, Tony Simmons, a sentence with jail time.  Recently, the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice proposed a sentence of ten years probation with absolutely no jail time for a court-appointed juvenile counselor--Tony Simmons--who pled guilty to raping one girl and sexually assaulting two others that he was transporting to Manhattan Family Court.

In one of the instances, the assailant brought a 15-year-old girl entrusted to his custody down to the basement of the court building to rape her. Just moments after the attack he escorted her to her scheduled court appearance.  If Simmons, convicted of sexually assaulting three teen girls can get off without any jail time, what does that mean for women victims of rape across the city?  We need to send a message to Justice Mullen, law enforcement, our leaders, and our community to Take Rape Seriously! 


WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1)  Join our rally and press conference on Tuesday, November 9th at 12:30 - help us send a strong and cohesive message!  We'll have signs available, or you can bring your own. Our key messages are:
(a) Take Rape Seriously  (b) NO Getting Away With Rape  (c) Simmons Should Serve 

2)  Sign Our Petition NOW to Justice Cassandra Mullen to demand jail time for this violent offender and justice for the victims.  We will present our petition to Justice Mullen after the rally.  We have collected more than 2700 signatures, but we need more to send the most powerful message as possible.

3) Get more signers on this petition!  Send out the link to the petition widely-forward to friends, bloggers, and post on Facebook and Twitter. The more signatures we get, the bigger our impact could be. URL: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/now-nyc_justiceforassaultvictims/

More info: Get the full story here along with news links and updates!



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Email: contact@nownyc.org  |  Call: 212.627.9895  | Let us know you can make it!


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