Resolution in Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Whereas Mumia Abu-Jamal has been on Pennsylvania’s death row since 1982
Whereas a new death warrant could be signed any time
Whereas it has become clear that he did not receive a fair trial, that his conviction was the result of a trial involving coercion and bribing of witnesses – witnesses who have admitted to lying on the stand
Whereas Mumia has received worldwide support, in the form of mass demonstrations, declarations of support from numerous organizations and well-known individuals, the European Parliament calling for a new trial, and, most recently, the Alameda County Central Labor Council passing a resolution in support
Whereas Mumia, during the lockout of NABET members by NBC/Disney, Mumia refused to be interviewed by 20/20, stating that “I would rather go to death than cross that picket line
Whereas Mumia has spoken out against the “Prison-Industrial Complex,” characterizing it as an attack on labor
Whereas Mumia Abu-Jamal has become an international symbol of the fight against the death penalty
Whereas Police brutality and the death penalty have historically been used to suppress the labor movement
And Whereas Labor has a long tradition of supporting civil rights
Therefore Be It Resolved that Pride At Work officially go on record as supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal and demanding that he receive a new trial
And Be It Further Resolved that Pride At Work formally endorses the “Millions for Mumia” March taking place in Philadelphia April 24
Submitted by Cleveland chapter members:
Martha Grevatt Dian Killian
Susan Schnur Steve Hamilton