Dear Senator Bill Nelson and Representative Frederica Wilson,
On January 6, 2013, the Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey began a petition drive with a goal of collecting 10,000 signatures:
On January 10, 2007, Representative Charles Rangel introduced H. Con. Res. 24 to the 110th Congress: "Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should grant a pardon to Marcus Mosiah Garvey to clear his name and affirm his innocence of crimes for which he was unjustly prosecuted and convicted." This bill didn't make it out of committee.
We, the undersigned, are requesting the assistance of our representatives in reintroducing the resolution with the following change in the wording: "Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should exonerate Marcus Mosiah Garvey to clear his name and affirm his innocence of crimes for which he was unjustly prosecuted and convicted." We urge Congress to take action and reintroduce H.Con.Res. 24 to exonerate Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
In fewer than five months, we have reached our goal and would like to deliver the petition to you or your representative at an appropriate date and time during Caribbean –American Heritage Month.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey
Urge Congress to Exonerate Civil Rights Leader Marcus Garvey
10,241 PEOPLE SIGNED THE PETITION*
To: Senator Bill Nelson, Representative Frederica Wilson, and the Congress of the United States of America.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a leader in the human rights movement for people of African descent, was unjustly convicted for crimes he did not commit. Congress should correct this historic injustice and exonerate Marcus Garvey.
Issues: human rights, justice, exoneration, civil rights and liberties
Location: Miami Gardens, FL
*May 31, 2013
The Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey is petitioning Senator Bill Nelson, Representative Frederica Wilson, and the Congress of the United States of America for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey:
We are also petitioning President Barack Obama to exonerate Marcus Garvey:
Thank you for your support..
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