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Please Help With J6 Heathcare Activists Legal Fees
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On 7/6/17, Austin DSA members acted in coalition with allies to stage a public protest and direct action demanding Sen. Cornyn vote NO to ACA repeal and call for a national single payer system. 7 of us were arrested. Can you help us cover legal expenses?

We are seven community members: Robin Wilson-Derton, Alice Embree, Sarah Goodfriend, Suzanne Bryant, Shane Filliatrault, Dave Pinkham, and Derrick Crowe. Some of us work in offices, some work in restaurants, some work with advocacy groups, one is running for office.

We came together to make a statement: we will not stand by and do nothing while rich politicians write laws that will sentence some of us to die in order for their friends to get richer. We refuse the repeal of the "Affordable Care Act" and demand a national single-payer "Medicare For All" system.

On July 6th, 2017, we formed a human barrier to obstruct the sidewalk outside the Chase Bank building in downtown Austin. Senator John Cornyn's office resides smugly and unironically on the top floor, safe and tucked away from the people whose health care he wants to take away. At the behest of the bank, the police demanded that we break up and move along. When we refused, they arrested us seven and took us to Travis County Jail. We were held there for 7-9 hours until we were released on personal bond.

We are raising money to cover the expense of court costs, which for some of us are a difficult burden to bear. We are grateful to members of the Austin Lawyer's Guild for volunteering to represent us. We have all taken a risk to our own physical and financial safety by intentionally putting ourselves in the path of the police in order to stand up for the good of the many.

Would you be willing to contribute to help cover the cost? By working together we can make our country a better place for all people to live, not just the rich and privileged few.

In solidarity,

The J6 Seven

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