Who is Daniel McGowan? |
Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist, unjustly arrested and charged in federal court on multiple counts of arson, property destruction, and conspiracy, relating to two incidents that occurred in Oregon in 2001. Daniel has asserted his innocence by pleading not guilty to all charges. He is facing a minimum of life in prison if convicted.
Daniel is from New York, and has been an active member of the community, working on diverse projects such as demonstrations against the Republican National Convention, Really Really Free Markets, and supporting political prisoners such as Jeff "Free" Luers and others. Daniel was a graduate student earning a Master's degree in acupuncture and was working at WomensLaw.org, a nonprofit group that helps women in domestic abuse situations navigate the legal system, which is where he was arrested by federal marshals on December 7, 2005.
Daniel had originally been indicted separately, but his arrest comes in the context of a well-coordinated, multi-state sweep of numerous activists by the federal government, who has charged the individuals with practically every earth and animal liberation case left unsolved in the Northwest. Many of the charges, including Daniel's, are for cases whose statute of limitations were about to expire.
In order to help Daniel, his family and friends have created a support network (Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan) to assist in raising funds for Daniel's legal representation which is expected to be hundreds of thousands of dollars. We are asking his friends and supporters to donate what they can to help Daniel's family with the legal bills.
Daniel has been out on bail since February 8th and is on house arrest. He is on electronic monitoring and is allowed outside of his apartment two hours a week to check in with his pre-trial officer. He is in New York City, eagerly working on his legal defense, employed part-time at WomensLaw.org and spending time with family and friends. He is extremely grateful of all the support he has received from the community.
For any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org On behalf of Daniel, we thank you for your support, Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan
How to Help Daniel:
Legal Defense donations can be made out to Lisa McGowan and mailed to Lisa McGowan, PO Box 106, New York, NY 10156-106
Online Donations: http://tinyurl.com/8blde or click on the 'paypal' button on any page of the website
Support Daniel on MySpace: www.myspace.com/danielmcgowan
Support Daniel on Friendster: www.friendster.com/profiles/danielmcg
Support Daniel shop: https://www.cafepress.com/supportdaniel The shop will soon be stocked.
Get a Support Daniel T-shirt: Coming soon printed on sweatshop- free American Apparel t-shirts. Choice of two designs on four different colors. You will be able to get this t-shirt online at www.supportdaniel.org If you want to get an email about it when they are ready, let us know.
Distribute flyers: Download a pdf of the quarter-sheet flyer with basic information at www.supportdaniel.org/files/supportdanielquarter.pdf More flyers coming soon.
Outreach for Daniel: Email email@example.com for a list of events to attend in NYC and other cities in order to educate others on Daniel's case and gather support. If you know of any events that would be important to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits for Daniel: www.supportdaniel.org/fundraising