POC caucus requests the support from the legal community for the safety of our friends, families and communities:
We are the People of Color Caucus, part of the Occupy/Decolonize movement. On December 12, 2011 at 1pm we are participating in the coordinated shut down of the West Coast Ports. As people of color we have made a call out to our communities which consists of First Nations, non citizens, survivors of the prison industrial complex, economic refugees (immigrant workers), and survivors of systematic state sanctioned violence. People of color have been targeted at direct actions in the past.
Because we are preparing for the potential of arrest during this Port Action, we are requesting pro bono legal assistance for the Port Action and afterwards. We are looking for law students, attorneys, paralegals, and the legal community as a whole with experience in civil, criminal, and immigration law who will provide their assistance pro se. Any legal assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated. We will compile a list of legal representation who have agreed to assist
pro-bono before, during the Port Action, and afterwards. Thank you for listening, and thank you for your time.
People of Color Caucus