Justice 4 Victims of Sex Harassment & Homophobia
$1,111 raised
0% of $500k goal
22 contributors
42 Weeks running

We are a group of concerned citizens who are aware of the injustice that has struck any woman who dares to defend herself in the horrific circumstance of being stalked, groped and sexually harassed just for going about her life.

Add to this already-tension and fear for one’s life, ultimately being cornered in an alley by three adult males, with one allegedly belonging to a gang.

Tori Sanchez and Alexandria Campos of Morgan Hill, California were arrested for defending themselves with a knife against these men. They are in jail with an extremely high bail of $175,000 that they cannot make. Alexandria Campos has been living in section 8 housing with her sister who depends on her.

Both Tori and Alexandria are young (early twenties), are brown skinned, and also are a lesbian couple. They have family members  and friends who support them and hanging on each day waiting for them to be released. Santa Clara County Deputy Public Defender Micael Estremera argued that this was the first time the two women have been in trouble with the law. He argued for Campos and Sanchez to be released from custody under supervision while awaiting further court proceedings.

This story smacks of the similarity with another in recent history in the U.S. when four young women of color from New Jersey were jailed after defending themselves on the streets and it took years for them to be freed: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/06/30/418634390/how-4-gay-black-women-fought-back-against-a-sexual-harasser-and-landed-in-jail

The money raised here will be given to both Campos and Sanchez to get them out of jail as quickly as possible and possibly to help with other financial aid they will need beyond that.

Here's the latest online update: http://www.ebar.com/news/crime//263162/south_bay_lesbians_charged_in_stabbing_incident

If you would like to send cards and letters of support to both Tori Sanchez and Alexandria Campos and help lift their spirits while they await the next legal move, please do and send your writings to:

Jennifer Redding

120 W. Mission Street

San Jose, Ca. 95110

These two need all the sincere emotional support they can get at this time and until this injustice is corrected.

NOTE: If you cannot contribute any funds, please feel free to write to us via the CONTACT CAMPAIGN hyperlink (under the photo). Add your name & leave a comment of support and we'll make sure that both Alexandria and Tori receive your message as soon as it's possible to do that!

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