I would like to know some insights about the COVID testing at the fairgrounds. If you’ve done it, how was the experience? Is it a drive-thru testing site or walk-in? I made an appointment for next Friday along with my husband and I will be 26 weeks pregnant.
Thank you in advance!
This is a continuation of last week's series of car protests. While we're taking a break from the in-person actions, we're continuing to further our demands—and giving the wider geographic and variously-abled community a chance to help out!—with a week-long phone zap.
Tie up phone lines and disrupt "business as usual" to highlight this issue, bring pressure to bear on those holding those horrible reins of power, and make it clear that ignoring problems like this makes neither them problems themselves nor the people fighting to address them go away. A lot of business has moved to online and phone media right now, so we think this has the potential to be particularly effective in this moment.
Relay your concerns directly to live people wherever you have the chance, and leave voicemail/email otherwise (or both)!
Democratic Socialists of America - North Bay
Please call and email these officials to demand they decarcerate Sonoma County jails.
April 20-24, 2020 any time between 9 am and 5 pm PDT
Sonoma County Sheriff
707-565-2781 (admin voicemail)
Please DO NOT call emergency or dispatch numbers
As a community member I'm very concerned about the hundreds of human beings still imprisoned in Sonoma County's jail system during this health emergency. I demand further releases occur immediately and that activists' demands, which have been communicated repeatedly to the county, be acted upon in full. Do not allow the jails to become death camps. Begin large-scale releases now.
We had a great final action yesterday. We had 25 people in 18 cars, and a bunch of help with outreach ahead of time. We once again made our demands known, and we did a "march" down the main streets of Mendocino Avenue and Steele Lane, taking both lanes of south-/west-bound traffic and driving at 5-10 mph. Given that we haven't seen a single reporter, it was great to see tons of people stopping to watch, film, and in many cases show their support.
Still no sign of—or peep out of—cops, politicians, or media, either in acknowledgment or in the usual repressive roles. We're glad we could be there and let people know we are standing up for their freedom and right to not be abused, tortured, and executed using biological warfare. We are, of course, neither surprised nor pleased that there have been no attempts to meet our demands, or even acknowledge them. See below for some information about follow-ups.
Thank you everyone who participated, supported, and stood in solidarity everywhere with those being wrongfully held prisoner, both in these dangerous conditions and in general.
While we're taking a break from the in-person actions, we're continuing to further our demands with a week-long phone zap! Tie up phone lines and disrupt "business as usual" to highlight this issue, bring pressure to bear on those holding those horrible reins of power, and make it clear that ignoring problems like this makes neither them problems themselves nor the people fighting to address them go away. A lot of business has moved to online and phone media right now, so we think this has the potential to be particularly effective in this moment.
> Free Them All Phone Zap
> Please call and email these officials to demand they decarcerate Sonoma County jails.
> April 20-24, 2020 any time between 9 am and 5 pm PDT
> > Sonoma County Sheriff
> 707-565-2781 (admin voicemail)
> 707-565-1400 (jail)
> Please DO NOT call emergency or dispatch numbers
> > Board of Supervisors (707) 565-2241
> [email protected]
> [email protected]
Numbers were back up today, with 9 people in 8 cars; we're going in waves! Thank you everyone who participated in person, those joining us newly today, those hanging in there "for the long haul", those continuing to help spread the word, and those who are with us spirit but couldn't make it for whatever reason.
We re-posted the demands, and even got a little creative about sharing them once again with the Board of Supervisors. A couple people stopped to listen when we read the demands in front of the Sheriff's office, and we got a honk and wave or two.
Reminder that we'll be taking action again tomorrow from 5:30-7pm, and then finally on Saturday from 1-2:30pm. We'll meet at the same place (parking lot north of Lucky's off of Bicentennial) both days. Make sure you wear some kind of mask, even if it's just yer old bandana.
Hope to see you tomorrow!