"...see what I suffer, and from whom, because I feared
to cast away the fear of Heaven!" ---Sophocles' Antigone
Schedule change update:
Schedule change update:
The Nicholas Thomas Justice Coalition has sent out an action alert to inform the community of a rally organized in the name of the unarmed, 23-year-old black father who was killed by a Smyrna policeman last month.
The Nicholas Thomas Justice Rally #TakeTheStreets will be held Sunday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Jonquil Park, 2801 Park Rd., Smyrna, Ga. and is co-sponsored by #ItsBiggerThanYou. During the event, the organization will reinforce demands upon the City of Smyrna and Cobb County Government. Community members interested in stopping the murder of unarmed citizens, public safety, and community policing initiatives are urged to attend.
The group intends to put community pressure on elected officials and are mobilizing to have a safe and effective protest.
Most needed are:
Volunteer Marshals - training for Marshals will take place before the rally at two hours before the rally.
Trained Legal Observers - These are typically law students or attorneys.
Live Streamers - with their own smartphones
People who care - the more, the better!
"The Coalition will be moving forward in the name of Nicholas Thomas with a unified strategy and a group infrastructure to bring about change," said one of the organizers. The Coalition's next meeting will be held Wednesday, May 6th, at 7 p.m. at DJ Beauty Outlet, 2561 Austell Rd SW #100, Marietta, GA 30008 (corner of Austell & Hicks Roads).
In addition, the Nicholas Thomas Justice Coalition will be working on the following:
a) Economic Intervention - potentially targeting banks and other corporate entities
Convener: Ken Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org
b) Million Mothers March - bringing together the powerful voice of mothers
Conveners: Felicia Thomas at email@example.com & Brenda Muhammad at firstname.lastname@example.org
c) Protests/Actions at U.S. Attorney’s Office, Officer Owens Home, & Smyrna Police Department
|Muhammad and Thomas are helping to organize a Million Mothers March.|
Convener: Huey Thomas at email@example.com
d) Boycott of Cobb County /Smyrna 911 - Stop calling the police for anything but major emergencies.
Convener: Rich Pellegrino at firstname.lastname@example.org
e) Actions at Smyrna City Council & Cobb Board of Commissioners Meetings - speaking up and out to elected representatives
Convener: Dr. Ben Williams at email@example.com
For more information on how to get involved, contact Rich Pellegrino at 404-573-1199 or www.uniting-america.org.