A National Day of Action to free Rodney Reed!

Scroll down for what you can do, if you're not in NY for this event.



#FreeRodneyReed National Day of Action

Volunteer organized

Washington Square Park
Washington Square N
New York, NY 10012

Join us for our National Day of Action to #FreeRodneyReed. Join other members of your community in solidarity with Rodney and his family as we join the national movement to demand Justice for Rodney.

Other actions you may wish to consider:
My Friend,

I am so proud of you for taking the step you took to help save the life of Rodney Reed. But can I be brutally honest with you? Clicks, tweets, and angry face emojis won’t save Rodney. Even our viral petition won’t save him.

On November 20th, Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas, and we need to persuade Governor Greg Abbott, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Bastrop County District Attorney Brian Goertz, and other conservative elected officials to stay this execution, review all of the evidence that exonerates Rodney, and eventually grant him a new trial. 

It’s in their hands, but they have to know how much we care. 

That’s why I am asking you to take these ACTION STEPS with me right now. 

I need you to call and email ALL of the following people. If you’ve never done this work with me before, we’re kind and respectful when we call. Be firm and thorough. Be persistent, but be kind. People are more apt to respond to kindness than they will anger. Leave a message if you have to. Ask to be transferred to someone else if nobody is available. 

And when you call, let them know that you are calling to advocate on behalf of Rodney Reed, an innocent man who has been wrongly convicted and sentenced to death on November 20th. 

Go back to FreeRodneyReed.com if you need to familiarize yourself with the facts of the case, ok?

I believe in you!! I want you to speak in your own words. I don’t provide scripts because I want your emails and phone calls to be natural, ok?

Start RIGHT NOW and start again tomorrow morning, OK? THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. 

We just launched a call tool so you can tell decision-makers personally to save Rodney Reed from being executed. When you click on this tool, I’m going to talk you through everything, ok?

Here is the information. Below is a list that includes emails, too.

Governor’s Office :: Remember, he can stop this right now. Luis Saenz, Governor’s Chief of Staff:
(512) 463-1762

Kim Snyder, Governor’s Scheduler
(512) 463-7210

Jordan Hale, Administration Director
(512) 463-2000

Peggy Venable, Appointments Director
(512) 463-1828

Walter Fisher, Legislative Director
(512) 463-1830

Matt Hirsch, Communications Director
(512) 463-1826

John Colyandro, Sr Advisor and Policy Director
(512) 463-1762

Sarah Hicks, Senior Advisor
(512) 463-1778

Greg Davidson, Constituent Communications
(512) 463-1800

Jeff Oldham, General Counsel
(512) 463-1788

District Attorney Brian Goertz
(512) 581-7125 ( ask to withdraw petition to execute )

Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles

David Gutiérrez – Chair
254-865-8870 (Chairman’s Office: 254-404-2701)

D’Wayne Jernigan 

Carmella Jones

James LaFavers

Brian Long

Ed Robertson

Fred Solis

Staff at the Board of Pardons and Paroles

General email: bpp_pio@tdcj.texas.gov

Jessica Dillard – Board Administrator
(512) 406-5452/5453

Bettie Wells – General Counsel
(512) 406-5353 / (512) 463-1702

Rachel Alderete – Director of Hearing Operations
(512) 406-5452/5453

Raymond Estrada – Director of Public Information
(512) 406-5452/5453

Barry Bertocki – Clemency Director
(512) 406-5852

Veronica Muraira- Director of Administrative Support
(512) 406-5452/5453

Libby Hamilton – Victim Liaison
(512) 406-5833

Texas House Corrections CommitteeRep. James White – Chair
(409) 283-3700

Rep Alma Allen – Vice Chair
(713) 776-0505 

Rep. Ernest Bailes
(936) 628-6687

Rep. Rhetta Bowers
(972) 272-6237

Rep. Jay Dean

Rep. Christina Morales
(512) 463-0732

Rep. Victoria Neave
(972) 288-9438

Rep. Clark Sherman Sr.
(972) 227-1064

Rep. Phil Stephenson

“The Perils of 5G”: A talk by Dr. Beverly Rubik in NYC on 11/18 (and live -streamed everywhere)!

Live Video-Streamed Presentation Monday, November 18, 2019

Coming to you LIVE from New York City

4:00 pm Pacific * 7:00 pm Eastern *  00:00 GMT

The Live Stream will be video archived for 7 days so you can arrive late, watch again, watch later or pickup any pieces that you missed.

CLICK HERE for more info or

The Internet of Things is upon us. Fifth-generation wireless (5G), which will soon blanket the planet, enabling “smart” homes, “smart” cities, and self-driving cars. Yet, its social justice implications are staggering. International appeal from 207 nations: “5G threatens permanent damage to all of Earth’s living systems”  

“The evidence that radiofrequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life is overwhelming,” according to an appeal to the UN by over 175,000 signatories, including hundreds of scientists. “These plans,” says the petition, “threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans.”  

“We have no reason to believe that 5G is safe.”—Scientific American

5th generation wireless, with frequencies in the gigahertz range, requires that 5G ground antennas be installed every 100 meters in urban areas, and up to 20,000 5G satellites will circle the globe. In the US, this rollout is federally mandated, overriding local government jurisdictions. Yet, in a recent Congressional hearing, leaders of the top telecom companies acknowledged that “no research on 5G’s health risks were active.”

In this talk by a leading scientist, learn the facts:

• Discover how 5G greatly differs from earlier generations of wireless
• Learn about the evidence for 5G’s health and environmental effects
• Get a comprehensive update on the ethical, political, and regulatory issues


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Capitol police try to arrest Medea Benjamin for “assaulting” Debbie Wasserman Schultz (i.e., falling against Schultz when some Venezuelan thugs attacked her)

On the desperate charade by the House Democrats

A very good takedown of the wild "pantomime" by the the House Democrats, struggling torevisit "Russia-gate" via "Ukrainegate," while covering up the vast corruption of their party's (putative) front-runner, and the players promoting both of those preposterousconspiracy theories.

While I recommend this piece highly, though, I also have to note that Lawrence's grim concluding observation is a symptom of the weird historical amnesia that has long afflicted "our free press" across the board, both corporate and left/liberal. Casting what's now happening as a CIA-driven coup, Lawrence makes this fearful chickens-coming-home-to-roost suggestion: "Maybe it was fated that what America has been doing abroad the whole of the post-war era would eventually come home."

No doubt it was; but to argue that it's only happening now betrays a staggering ignorance—or repression—of the by-now-indisputable fact that "it" happened over half a century ago, in broad daylight, when the CIA and other state agencies pulled off a very gruesome and transparent coup in Dallas, thereby predetermining the outcome of the 1964 election, and then proceeded to ensure the outcome of the 1968 election by the same bloody means, in Los Angeles; and those two fateful murders aren't the only ones from way back then (and since) that (ought to) call to mind "what America ha[d] been doing abroad since World War II,."

What all such murders tell us is that our democracy was shattered long ago—and cannot berestored unless we finally face up to that history, so we can change it.