450 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612
Dear Friends, Families and Social Justice Advocates,
Together We Stand and Open Circle – Families United For Justice is announcing a National Day of Action for Justice for Diallo Neal. We are calling on all families and coalitions to join us and the mother of Diallo Neal, Gilda Baker, as we rally for an investigation to take place.
Diallo Neal was killed in a motorcycle “accident” in October 2005 after a chase with California Highway Patrol. Five years passed before his mother, Gilda Baker, began to put together the pieces of her son’s death. Eyewitnesses came forward saying that a CHP motorbike had shoved Diallo Neal, causing the fatal accident. A private investigator’s report revealed a number of issues with an inconsistent police narrative. We believe that Diallo Neal’s death was a homicide and that an investigation needs to take place.
Please join us on April 22nd from 5-7pm(Pacific) in front of Oakland City Hall for a rally to demand justice for Diallo. We will have several speakers and will be streaming worldwide on Facebook Live as well. Leading up to our main event on Saturday the 22nd, we ask that you Join us on Tuesday, April 18th at the Oakland City Council meeting, Chamber 3, at 5:30 pm to deliver the story of Diallo Neal and ask for a criminal investigation and that the city Councilmembers come out to support our rally on the 22th.
We are so very lucky to be in the Bay Area, the home of the Black Panthers and a place with such deep roots in social justice. We ask that you come out and build an unstoppable coalition with us.
This link will take you to the flyer for our National Call to Action Action email/call campaign which will be taking place all day on April 22, 2017. We encourage everyone to share this with folks out of the area who would like to make a difference and aren’t able to attend the rally.
The last National Call to Action held by Together We Stand resulted in almost 20,000 emails in 48 hours. Let’s beat this record and get JUSTICE for DIALLO ❤
Many thanks on behalf of the Family of Diallo Neal, Open Circle and Together We Stand.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to to call Together We Stand at 800 528-1084 or email us Twstherevolution@yahoo.com