2008/10/13: Today Join the Nationwide Call-in Day to St. Paul officials to demand that all charges against RNC protestors be dropped!

During the Republican National Convention in early September, St. Paul was a police state complete with steel fences, protest pens, military- style checkpoints, and thousands of riot police. Before protests even began, police raided homes and activist gathering spaces, detaining hundreds of people and confiscating people's belongings.

Throughout the RNC, the police systematically violated the rights of thousands, violently attacked protesters, and arrested over 800 people. St. Paul city officials were complicit in enabling this scenario, and now they need to hear from you!

Please CALL and/or EMAIL the following people TODAY - MONDAY, OCT 13:

1. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
(651) 266-8510, mayor@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Coleman did nothing to prevent the militarization of St. Paul and the numerous violations of peoples' rights that occurred there. After the RNC, he called the actions of police "nothing short of heroic." Call him to demand a real, independent investigation that holds police accountable!

2. Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner
(651) 266-3222, RCA@co.ramsey.mn.us

Gaertner is responsible for prosecuting all felony cases, including the RNC 8 who are facing 7+ years on trumped up charges of "terrorism," under the first ever use of the Minnesota version of the Patriot Act. Gaertner plans to run for governor in 2010. Call her to demand an end to the repression of activists and an immediate dismissal of all charges.

3. St. Paul City Attorney John Choi

(651) 266-8710, Choi@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Choi is in charge of prosecuting all misdemeanor RNC-related cases. He referred to RNC protesters as "outsiders who wanted to create mayhem." The vast majority of those arrested were Twin Cities residents who were protesting the agenda of the real criminals gathered in the Xcel Center, site of the RNC. Call Choi to defend our right to protest without permits and demand that all charges be dropped!

*For this kind of pressure campaign to be successful, we need A LOT OF PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE. Please take a few minutes out of your day to call and invite your friends to do the same.*

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