Exonerate Marcus Garvey NOW
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To all justice lovers everywhere,
What's in a name? Well, most of us don't give it a lot thought. However, Marcus Garvey was a conscientious man who taught excellence of character and led by example. He was accused of mail fraud and later went to federal prison for a crime he didn't commit.
President Calvin Coolidge granted Marcus Mosiah Garvey a pardon on November 18, 1927, however he was deported to Jamaica never to return to the United States again and died in 1940 in London, England.
However, a damaged reputation was left behind, and to date his name and legacy has not been cleared and restored to its honorable position from a legal standpoint.
Stand with me in solidarity as we all flood the Senate, the House of Representatives and President Barack Obama with this petition to do the right thing regarding ( H. Con. Res. 44:111th Congress ) that is to clear the record of all the false and trumped up charges used to try and break Marcus Garvey.
I've also updated a this letter to included the members of the House judicary Commitee who will vote of the exoneration.
The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security shall have jurisdiction over the following subject matters: Federal Criminal Code, drug enforcement, sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, prisons, criminal law enforcement, and other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.
John Conyers, Jr., Michigan
Lamar S. Smith, Texas
Bobby Scott, Virginia, Chairman
Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico
Jerrold Nadler, New York
Zoe Lofgren, California
Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas
Maxine Waters, California
Steve Cohen, Tennessee
Anthony Weiner, New York
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida
Mike Quigley, Illinois
Louie Gohmert, Texas, Ranking Member
Ted Poe, Texas
Bob Goodlatte, Virginia
Dan Lungren, California
Randy Forbes, Virginia
Tom Rooney, Florida
You can write them as well.
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Here are some background links information if you need to know more about who and what Marcus Garvey stood for:
http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/mgpp/sound.asp (2 sound clips of his voice)
Yours truly in a just cause
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