Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Birthday Gift for Marcus Garvey

A message from Geoffrey Philp

Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you for signing the petition. Your actions have proven that you are willing to take a stand for justice and human rights. Unfortunately, many others do not think as you do and the campaign has suffered because there are many within our communities who believe that Marcus Garvey's exoneration is a waste of time and that his ideas are no longer relevant.

I won't bother preaching to the choir, but I need you more than ever to spread the word about the petition.    As of today, the petition to exonerate Marcus Garvey has 913 signatures. Our target is 5,000, which we would like to meet by Friday, August 17, 2012, Marcus Garvey's birthday.

Under the Obama administration we have an opportunity to LEVERAGE our VOTES for something that our community desires.

Although Marcus Garvey does not need to be exonerated in our eyes, the Rootz Foundation, Institute for Caribbean Studies, and the Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee are using this strategy as part of a larger goal of the PUBLIC restoration/rehabilitation of the good name and character of our hero, Marcus Garvey.
  I am asking for your help to meet this goal by doing the following at least once this week. Every day would be great!  

1. Featuring the petition on your FB page http://bit.ly/KqUrGh    

2. Tweeting to friends and contacts, especially media contacts: Our goal: PUBLIC restoration of the good name of #MarcusGarvey: #PanAfrican #AfricanAmerican #Caribbean http://bit.ly/KqUrGh ;    

3. Emailing the petition to at least 10 friends and URGING them to sign.   One Love, Geoffrey

"Never underestimate the power of a few committed individuals to change the world.  Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead 

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