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Sunday, 12 December 2010

National Call your Governor to Free Sara Kruzan Day

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Time 16 December · 04:00 - 21:30

LocationWherever you can get to a phone, fax computer or Twitter account

Please join thousands (wait..did I say thousands? I meant TENS OF THOUSANDS) of people who support the plea of clemency for Sara Kruzan. This is a simple act targeting your state's governor to support the granting of clemency for Sara Kruzan who was sentenced to prison for life without the possiblity of parole 16 years ago for shooting the man who had pimped and molested her since she was 13 years old. You can read more about... her story and why we are fighting for her release with time served in the links below. You will also find below a sample script for use in your communications and the contact information for Governor Schwarzenegger. Please stand up for justice and make your voice heard! If you have any questions you may email Nikki Junker at nikki@morethanpurpose.org







Script for phone, fax or email:

Governor Schwarzennegger my name is <your name> and I would like to urge you to publicly support clemency for Sara Kruzan. She was imprisoned without the possibility of parole at the age of 16 after killing the man who had sexually abused her since she was 11 years old and prostituted her since she was 13 years old. She has spent the last 15 years of her life in prison and during that time she has earned a college degree and earned the recognition of the corrections officers. Despite having no expectation of leaving our prison system, she has worked to better herself and overcome the effects of her youth. The Supreme Court has recognized and restated that youth are different from adults and that life without parole is an especially harsh sentence for youths. Sara Kruzan deserved this consideration 15 years ago and she certainly deserves it now.

As we become better informed about the impacts of sex trafficking in our society and recognize that youths are frequently the victims in those cases, we need to take into account the special circumstances of these victims. Sara Kruzan was such a victim, she has paid her debt to society and we need to recognize that. Please issue a statement supporting the release of Sara Kruzan.

Thank you for your time.

Script for Tweets:
@Schwarzenegger Please decriminalize the victims of #HumanTrafficking ~Release Sara Kruzan from the darkness of prison! http://tinyurl.com/2662tgk

Governor contact info:

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol
1st Fl.
Sacramento, CA 95814
email: governor@governor.ca.gov
Web page:http://www.ca.gov/s/governor/mail.html