Thursday, November 03, 2011

Sit-In For Rape Kit Processing Reform at Houston City Hall

Today, Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:00 noon, a peaceful sit-in is being held at City Hall for a show of support for rape victims. Houston has a problem with the large backlog of unprocessed rape kits. This gathering brings focus to the problem and asks that those in leadership at City Hall to reform the system and take action for the sake of the victims.

The sit-in is not a political event, and no political speeches will be delivered. I received notice of it in an email from the Jack O'Connor for Mayor campaign.

Here is the email announcement:

Please join concerned citizens in asking the Mayor to process the thousands of untested rape kits. I ask for your support of ALL victims who have waited in the dark on the sidelines waiting for justice to be served. Information is as follows:

What: Sit In At City Hall
Who: Concerned Citizens and Victims
Why: Process the Untested Rape Kits
Where: City Hall (Steps on the Bagby side) 901 Bagby Houston, TX 77002
When: Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:00PM

Attire: Wear red, white or pink. Red to represent the victim's courage. White to represent peace and justice in having the kits tested. Pink to represent women/girls who have been victimized.

Props: Bring a rose or carnation in any of those colors to leave on the steps of City Hall as a reminder to process the kits.

DESCRIPTION: A peaceful rally to urge the Mayor to take action. Our point is to make a presence and stance on bringing justice to victims by having the kits tested.

***DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a political event. NO political speeches. This is simply a show of solidarity for the victims and their families in having justice served.

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