Today is Jena 6 National Day of Action, so get involved!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Thousands of people are gathered in Jena, Louisiana today to protest the the injustice being done to the Jena Six.

But you don’t need to go to Jena to get involved. has put together a set of tools so that you can lend your support today, no matter where you are geographically.

You can type in your zip code to find Jena Six events happening in your area, you can find a list of numbers so you can call Louisiana officials to put on the pressure, you can print out flyers to hand out in your neighborhood, banners you can put on your web site, and much, much more.

They have declared today to be the Jena 6 National Day of Action. So get involved!

Tomorrow’s link post will be devoted exclusively to Jena Six-related stories. So if you have any links you’d like us to include, please submit them via!

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