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Concrete way for Oregonians to help Green Scare target/non cooperating def. Daniel McGowan

Some ways for Oregonians to plug into Daniel's defense campaign and fight for his freedom.
Daniel McGowan
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Please write your Senators and Congressperson about Daniel's case

Below you will find .pdf and .txt files to download. Please use these as a template to print out and mail to your Senators and congressional representatives. If you prefer, you can download the text file and use the letters as a reference, or paste the text into the email forms we are linking to (they do not provide public email addresses).

1) Write to your Senators about Daniel's case. We ask that you write to the Senators at their local and DC addresses to assure they see them.

a) OREGON residents:

Senator Ron Wyden
Eugene office: pdf text

Portland office: pdf text

DC office: pdf text

Email form

Senator Gordon Smith
Eugene office: pdf text

Portland office: pdf text

DC office: pdf text

Email form

b) ALL US residents (including NY and OR), please write to a number of Senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee and reference comments they made in the past on this topic (see our examples in the documents below).

Senator Barack Obama
Illinois office:
pdf
text


DC office:
pdf
text
Email form


Senator Frank Lautenberg
New Jersey office:
pdf
text


DC office:
pdf
text
Email form


Senator Jim Jeffords
Vermont office:
pdf
text


DC office:
pdf
text
Email form


2) Write to your Congressperson. You can find contact information at http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt

Please also consider writing to the Congresspeople below who have not been afraid to make strong stances on issues in the past.

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney:
pdf
text
Email form


Congressman Dennis Kucinich:
pdf
text

Email form (Note: At prompt select "Ohio" and type in zip "44107")

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 military counter-recruitment, 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 friends and supporters to donate what they can to help Daniel's family with the legal bills.

Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan, c/o Lisa McGowan, PO Box 106, New York NY 10156-106

homepage: homepage: http://www.supportdaniel.org
address: address: POB 106, NY, NY 10156, USA

You can email the senators and congressmen 25.Jul.2006 12:28

I did

I emailed all of these people. You can find their email here:  link to www.senate.gov

Thanks 01.Aug.2006 22:01

Simple Minded

You know, I spend too much time reading postings by other activists who annoy me--then I respond and probably annoy them (they can kiss my butt though). So thanks for posting something concrete for folks to do.
I'll do my best to do most--if not all of them.