Just got this email, help if you can:
"URGENT! support andy stepanian of SHAC 7
Very Urgent Donations Needed for SHAC-7 Defendant Andy Stepanian
please help us all out, andy is a really really good friend of mine and has been an asset to his communtiy on long island, doing everything from raising money for animal shelters to feeding the homeless. Please, can your community come together for him? We need all the help we can get, please even if you think you're 20 dollars wont help, trust me it will! We're raising 7,000 over this weekend alone by people putting together small activities to raise small amounts of money. We will need 25,000 total over the next few months, so this is just the first hurtle, but if everyone comes together, we can do it.
SHAC-7 Defendant Andy Stepanian has located a great first amendment attorney who has represented members of MOVE, the Black Liberation Army, Republican National Convention arrestees, and many others, and has argued numerous times in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (where the SHAC-7 will appeal their convictions). However, Andy needs to raise $7,000 by THIS TUESDAY in order to be able to hire this attorney and file his appeal on time. Unlike many of the other defendants, Andy has had only a public defender up until this point. Having received the maximum possible sentence for his charge, it is extremely important that he have competent counsel to work on his appeal - otherwise we will not see Andy for another three years.
All donations need to be RECEIVED by this Tuesday, October 3, or Andy will not be able to hire this attorney (by Wednesday, he will be in jail). If you can donate, or if you can hold an emergency fundraiser in your area, PLEASE do so for Andy. All donations can be sent to the address below. For questions on the issue, or how to transfer money in time, please call: (603) 387-2018
Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to the "Animal Defense League," and all mailed donations should be sent to:
2119 South 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145"