On January 7th and 8th at New Bedford District Court, FANG co-founder Sherrie Andre will be going on trial for their participation in an action at the Bristol County House of Corrections. This action was held in solidarity with people in I.C.E. detention who launched a hunger strike to demand better conditions at the facility.
There are many ways that you can support Sherrie, the FANG Collective, and the #ShutDownICE campaign. Here’s how:
- Come to the New Bedford District Court at 8:30am on the 7th and 8th to support Sherrie’s case in person.
- Come to FANG’s Community Dinner at 6pm on January 7th at the First Unitarian Church of Providence.
- Donate to FANG and the #ShutDownICE campaign. Funds will go to Sherrie’s court costs, petty cash to pay for other people’s bail and fines at the courthouse, and to accommodate friends and comrades visiting for the trial.
- Call Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and demand that he investigate the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Thomas Hodgson for the inhumane conditions at their prisons, and for mishandling hundreds of thousands of dollars from ICE. We are also demanding that Governor Baker end the state’s 287(g) contract with ICE: (617) 725-4005
You can find further media coverage of Sherrie and the trial here: