Friday, September 19, 2014 –
“California’s Broken Branch” Statewide Judicial Protest
This Friday’s rally will kick off a year of action to increase accountability and transparency in California’s judicial branch. Our year of action will focus on legislative advocacy, direct action, generating media coverage and increasing advocate participation at Judicial Council meetings.
“Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Join Attorneys, Court Employees, Litigants & Court Reform Advocates from across the state as we gather outside the California Judicial Council Headquarters to protest the shocking lack of oversight of the CA Judicial Branch. Californians are being denied lawyers, court reporters, and effective relief from biased judges and corrupt branch officials. Legislators make laws protecting the public that court officials ignore. The Governor and Attorney General claim they lack authority to address complaints about the Judicial Branch. Those who complain about this broken system suffer retaliation. This will not change until change is demanded.
Judicial Wall of Shame: Share your story!
We invite participants to bring personal photos and/or brief stories about their court ordeals to share on a Judicial Branch “Wall of Shame” that we are creating to document the atrocities being committed in California’s “Broken Branch of Government.” If you cannot make it to San Francisco, then please email your submissions for the “Wall of Shame” to email@example.com. This is your chance to name the names of the corrupt judges and players who are harming your kids. Send us their photos and we will post them for you if you cannot make it to San Francisco.
11am – 12n
Gather, Assemble Wall of Shame
12n – 1pm
Main Protest Rally
1pm – 2pm
Direct Action & March
2pm – 3pm
Open Mic Testimony
Some Speakers Include:
- Kathleen Russell, CJE, Marin County, CA
- Barbara Kauffman, Family Law Attorney, Shasta County, CA
- Kim Robinson, Family Law Attorney, Oakland, CA
- Patricia Barry, Civil Rights Attorney, Los Angeles, CA
- Robin Yeamans, Certified Family Law & Appellate Law Specialist, Santa Clara County, CA
- Steve Burdo, CJE, Marin County, CA
Please RSVP and spread the word about this event to your networks by joining and sharing the Protest’s Facebook Page. If you cannot make it to San Francisco for any reason, then please consider emailing your submissions for posting on the “Judicial Wall of Shame” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protest will be located at 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco & there is paid parking at 355 McAllister Street.
View the Protest Flyer Here – Help us generate a big crowd on September 19th by printing this flyer and sharing it far & wide!! Please share it with your personal networks and post it around town (coffee shops, courthouses, community boards, post offices, etc.)