Benefit for Drone Resister Mary Anne Grady Flores

27 Apr

Mary Anne

PRESS RELEASE

What:  Benefit for Drone Resister Mary Anne Grady Flores

When:  Saturday, April 30th, 2016    3pm to 5pm

Where: Ithaca Quaker House (Formerly Pangeas Restaurant)

120 3rd St., Ithaca, NY, 14850  (1 block from DMV on 3rd St. & Madison St.)

Contact:  Renate Ferro: 607-227-0241  rferro@twcny.rr.com

Lori Sonken; 607-280-5088   sonkenlori@gmail.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TIME SENSITIVE

Community members and friends of Drone Resister Mary Anne Grady Flores will host a benefit in her honor on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from  3 to 5 pm at Ithaca Quaker House, 120 3rd St., Ithaca, NY, 14850 

Local musicians John Simon and Jan Nigro , Irish musicians Doolin O’Dey Susan Murphy and Ed McGowan, and friends will provide music. Ice cream sundaes and other refreshments will be provided. Mary Anne will give a brief report back on her case, her jail experience and on the drones at 3:45pm.

The event is free and open to the public. Contributions however will be graciously received to support Mary Anne’s pending legal issues and to help make up for lost income while she was jailed. Donations can be made out to the Ithaca Catholic Workers (memo: Mary Anne Grady Flores).  Mail to: Ithaca Catholic Workers, 514 North Plain Street, Ithaca, New York 14850

Mary Anne, a mother, a grandmother, and activist was convicted on May 16, 2014, of violating an order of protection while taking photos of eight protesters resisting the US drone assassination programat the Hancock Air Base, E. Syracuse, New York on February 13, 2013. DeWitt Judge David S. Gideon sentenced Mary Anne to a year in jail, which was reduced to six months in her first appeal.  Currently she is released on $5,000 after serving forty-nine days in jail. Her case awaits a second appeal before the New York State Court of Appeals. Mary Anne needs our support.  For more information see: Drones of Upstate New York https://youtu.be/3V8ElSbrEHg

upstatedroneaction.org.

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