Support Parole Release for Efrén Paredes, Jr.

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Support Parole Release for Efrén Paredes, Jr.

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Citizens who wish to support the parole release of Efrén Paredes, Jr. are encouraged to sign this petition, share the petition link with others via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. You can also share the petition link with people to feature it on blogs and web sites.


By signing this petition you will be sending an e-mail to Thomas Combs, Chair of the Michigan Parole Board, containing the text that appears in the letter below which expresses support for Efrén's release. Efrén enjoys wide support for his release from a number of educators, members of the legal community, human and civil rights organizations, churches and others including the following:


Dr. Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, Director, Institute for Multiracial Justice, author, and activist; Dr. Carlos Munoz, Jr., Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, author and activist; Dr. Rodolfo Acuna, historian, educator and Chicano studies scholar; Dr. Jorge Chinea, Director of Chicano-Boricua Studies Department, Wayne State University, author and activist; Dr. Martha Grace Duncan, Professor of Law, Emory University, and author; Favianna Rodriguez, political printmaker, digital artist, activist; Juana Alicia, muralist, printmaker, educator, and activist; Elena Herrada, Director, Centro Obrero, Detroit Public Schools Board Member, and writer; Elisha Miranda aka E-Fierce, filmmaker, writer, and activist; Dr. Walter Garcia-Kawamoto, Journal of Adolescent Research, Manuscript Consulting Editor; Paul Ciolino, private investigator, wrongful convictions expert, and author and others.


To learn more about Efrén's case and the remarkable work he has done to help others both inside and outside of prison throughout his 24 years of incarceration please read the text in the petition support letter below. You can also visit www.4Efren.com, www.4Efren.blogspot.com, and www.Facebook.com/Free.Efren.


Efrén will also be featured in the upcoming documentary film "Natural Life" about the need to end life without parole (LWOP) sentences for juveniles. He is one of five prisoners whose stories will appear in the documentary. A screening preview of the film is scheduled to begin September 14, 2013 in Detroit, MI.


Click here to download a petition flyer to post in churches, community centers, libraries, as well as on college campuses, in homes, and in offices. You can also distribute the poster at various gatherings and events.


Thank you for your support.


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