Sign Petition for Michael Bennett

To: Las Vegas Police Department

Tell Vegas PD: Release the video and names of officers that assaulted NFL player Michael Bennett

Tell Vegas PD: Release the video and names of officers that assaulted NFL player Michael Bennett
Release the names of the officers and footage from the police assault on NFL player Michael Bennett on Saturday, August 26, 2017.


Dear DCPAAers [Dutchess County Progressive Action Coalition],

A big THANK YOU to all who helped make our Sept. 3 event a huge success. We hosted a group of about 20 marchers going from NYC to Albany to advocate for criminal justice reform. They arrived on Sunday, September 3, shortly after our service ended, having been driven most of the way from Newburgh due to a cold, driving rain. That evening, many of you came to help set up for dinner and the program afterward, and brought an abundance of food unlike anything we'd ever seen at the Fellowship. There was help setting up and breaking down, cleaning up, and so much more!

Then there was breakfast provided by DCPAA-- what a feast! I have to confess, the marchers couldn't possibly eat it all, and took some with them the next morning, but a fair amount went to homeless shelters and other local people in need, which I know you would approve of. But thank you so much for coming through practically last minute with so much food and help!

I didn't find out until yesterday that the marchers didn't need bedding; they had brought their own. I hope everyone gets back the bedding they brought, and thank you for that as well.

I would love to name everyone who helped but I know I'd forget someone, so thanks to all of you -- you know who you are!

Pat Lamanna and Nick Garin, co-chairs
Social Justice Committee, UU Fellowship of Poughkeepsie

March and film: Alliance for Families March of Justice

Sun, Sep 3 from 6 - 7:30 pm. Alliance for Families March of Justice Coalition for Women Prisoners and Correctional Association of NY presents a short film: Strength of a Woman followed by discussion. Unitarian Universalist, 67  South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie.

Here is the address we will meet and leave from on Sunday, 9/3 to march to Poughkeepsie. Please arrive by 9:00 am so you can register or so you can check in if you are already registered.

Beacon Light Tabernacle SDA
1568 NY9D
Wappinger Falls, NY 12590

The March for Justice is an undertaking by the Alliance of Families for Justice–NY (AFJ-NY) to bring attention to human rights abuses in New York State prisons and jails. The March started in New York City on August 26, 2017, is coming through the Mid-Hudson Valley, and will culminate in a press conference and rally in Albany on Sept. 13, 2017, the anniversary of the 1971 Attica uprising and massacre. 

Sun, 9/3, 6:00: 
Strength of a Woman: Film and Discussion about justice for victims of domestic violence who are charged for fighting back. Potluck Community Meal at 4:30, UU Fellowship, 67 S. Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie

Mon, 9/4, 4:30: Barbecue and Potluck Dinner followed by the Red Thread Ceremony, Valerie Eagle from the TMI Project, and Mindful Movement with Micah Blumenthal. New Paltz Reformed Church, 92 Huguenot St, New Paltz.

Tue, 9/5, 4:30: Potluck Community Meal, New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone Street, Kingston followed by self-care and celebration at The Kirkland, 289 Fair Street, Kingston

Wed 9/6, 6:00: Profiled: Film Screening and Discussion about racial profiling and police brutality followed freedom songs with Reggie Harris and Rabbi Jonathan. Trinity Episcopal Church, 32 Church St, Saugerties.

For more details,

Beacon Prison Action

Rally for Justice
Thursday, August 31st 6:30 p.m.

Join Beacon Prison Action next Thursday at the Rally for Justice in Peekskill.  We will be welcoming the participants of the March for Justice, who will be marching from NYC to Albany to bring attention to human rights abuses in the prison system.  

Peekskill Presbyterian Church
705 South St.
Speakers will include:
Beacon Prison Action, Peekskill NAACP, and
the Alliance of Families for Justice

In light of the state's refusal to bring charges in the murder of Samuel Harrell, we must continue to highlight the atrocities endemic in the prison system.  Let us give strength and support to these marchers who share in the struggle and will be bringing this message to Albany.

Those interested in carpooling may contact Emily Joslin-Roher at to arrange rides to and from the rally.