On Friday, September 16, 2011, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a draconian sentence on Sholom Rubashkin, a sentence which is essentially a life sentence for him and his wife and 10 children.
We now have a unique opportunity — for the sake of justice — to express our outrage for this sentence and actually make a difference. If it can happen to Sholom Rubashkin it can happen to anyone!
The White House has released just TODAY a new tool to allow people to influence goverment called “We the People.” It is essentially a petition site, and they promise: “If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and an official response will be issued. And we’ll make sure that the petition is sent to the appropriate policy makers in the Administration.” The White House promises an official response to every petition that garners at least 5000 signatures in a span of 30 days.
This is a petition that really matters, so please use this as an opportunity to help Sholom Rubashkin.
Tell President Obama to stop ignoring 47 members of Congress and many others in the Rubashkin case!
Sign this petition today and join the fight for justice for Sholom Rubashkin.
Please forward this to all your contacts and spread the word.
That’s right. 47 U.S. Congressmen, along with numerous law professors and U.S. Attorneys, have expressed outrage with the way Iowa prosecutors have handled the Rubashkin case from beginning to end. Well they had their turn. Now it’s our time to act.
Our goal is to accumulate tens of thousands of signatures. Yes we can do it!
We have a rare opportunity to let the White House know how disappointed we are that our concerns expressed through our elected officials and many legal scholars have not been taken seriously.
This petition urges President Obama to respond with action to the request of 47 Congressmen and 75 law professors and U.S. Attorneys, including 3 former Deputy Attorneys General — Philip B. Heymann, Charles B. Renfrew and Larry D. Thompson — who have in an unprecedented fashion asked the Department of Justice to initiate an investigation in what they called “allegations of impropriety and unfairness in the Sholom Rubashkin case.”
Every U.S. citizen 13 years or older with a valid email address can sign this petition.
President Obama is facing elections next year, and he wants to know what is on people’s minds. By having thousands of people all across America express their outrage with the overzealousness and misconduct in the case of Sholom Rubashkin, it will send a powerful message that we really do care!
1) Visit http://wh.gov/gWM
2) Click “Create An Account” and fill out form
3) Check your email and click link
4) Click “Sign This Petition”