We successfully raised $6,000 dollars that will go towards Eric McDavid’s post-release endeavors!

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Here is a message from Eric regarding the fundraising goal being met, and more:

The transitions of this experience continue to spring upon me surprisingly & ever so gratefully faster than expected; & it’s our community which has laid & nourished the foundations of it all…
If i could, i’d hug each & every one of y’all for making this transition all that much easier… it hasn’t been a walk in the park by any means, but the weight lifted by your aid has made my steps lighter & my movement out here so much more fluid ~ allowing me the space to nourish & care for other things as i weave Life’s threads together on this side of the wall…
Please continue to support those of us who are still within the prison system – there are those who will be in for a span yet & some soon to hit the gate ~ all of which will have that much more of an opportunity w/our aid to move past surviving & begin weaving a pattern of thriving…
Thank you all
NSolidarity
w/muchlove
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It’s such a relief that we actually met our goal.Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign.

Eric McDavid is an anarchist and environmental activist who was entrapped by an FBI informant and charged with a single count of “conspiracy to use fire or explosives to damage corporate and government property”. In May of 2008 Eric was sentenced to an outrageous 19 years and 7 months in prison.

On January 8th, 2015, after serving 9 years in prison his judgment and sentencing were vacated when it became known that the FBI had failed to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense. Eric plead guilty to a lesser charge that carried a 5 year maximum sentence and was released almost immediately.

This incredible victory occurred because we all refused to give up the struggle to set him free. Thank you to all of you who have supported Eric during these last 9 years. Despite the heavy-handed repression of the state, Eric refused to compromise his politics or his integrity, just as all of us who supported him refused to abandon the struggle to see him free. But the struggle is not over. Though Eric is no longer held in a prison cell he is faced with the difficult task of rebuilding his life after a lengthy period of incarceration. We are hoping to aid him by raising money so that he can go to school, get a job and begin the process of physical and emotional healing from his time in prison. Below is a list of Eric’s estimated expenses for the next 6 months. Your donations are critical to helping Eric get back on his feet. Thank you for your continued solidarity with Eric in his struggle to survive and thrive in the face of injustice.

Yoga Teacher training – $2100
An hour of therapy or groceries for one week – $75
Books for class for one semester at the college he is already enrolled in – $100
Car insurance for a month – $40
Computer – $250
Cell phone bill for one month – $40

For more information on Eric McDavid and the case itself, go to: supporteric.org

If you are a pen pal of Eric’s or would like to send him a note of encouragement you can now reach him at the PO Box below.

To: Eric McDavid
c/o Sacramento Prisoner Support
PO Box 163126
Sacramento, CA 95816

Yours in Solidarity,
Sacramento Prisoner Support

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