National Action Network (NAN) Chapters to Meet at Federal Court Houses Across the Country When the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision is Announced

November 19, 2014 (New York, NY)—In anticipation of the impending grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO, National Action Network (NAN) Chapters are encouraging community members to join them when it is announced. Regardless of what the decision is, NAN chapters in over 25 cities around the country will gather. If the decision is to indict Officer Darren Wilson, they will focus on what would be a teaching moment on how to deal with national legislation for policing. Moving forward they would also focus on how they can prepare for the trial. If the Ferguson grand jury decision clears him of criminal charges then NAN will call for protests to remain peaceful and for the federal government to come in with a federal grand jury to move for civil rights charges on excessive force. NAN will continue to also call for federal intervention in cases such as Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY.

PARTICIPATING CITIES:

·      ATLANTA, GA: 75 Spring St, SW, 2211 U.S. Courthouse
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      ATLANTIC CITY, NJ: 2715 Atlantic Ave
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      BIRMINGHAM, AL: 1729 5th Avenue North #140
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      BROOKLYN, NY: 225 Cadman Plaza E. Brooklyn, NY
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      CHARLESTON, SC: City of Charleston Police Department, 180 Lockwood Blvd
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      CHARLOTTE, NC: 401 West Trade Street
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      CHICAGO, IL: 219 S Dearborn St #74
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      CINCINNATI, OH: 550 Main Street
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      CLEVELAND, OH: 801 West Superior Avenue
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      DETROIT, MI: 231 W Lafayette Blvd
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      FERGUSON, MO: (Police Department), 222 S. Florissant Road
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      HOUMA, LA: 7856 Main Street
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      LAFAYETTE, LA: 800 Lafayette Street
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      LOS ANGELES, CA COURT HOUSE: 255 East Temple
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      MILWAUKEE, WI: 517 E. Wisconsin Ave.
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      NATCHEZ, MS: 109 North Pearl Street
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      NEWARK, NJ: 970 Broad St. (Broad/Walnut Sts.)
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      OAKLAND, CA: 1225 Fallon Street
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      ORLANDO, FL: 401 West Central Boulevard
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      PATERSON, NJ: 401 Grand Street
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      PHILADELPHIA, PA: 601 Market Street
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      PHOENIX, AZ: 400 West Washington
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      SANFORD, FL: 1300 Park Avenue
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      SEATTLE, WA: 700 Steward Street (6th Ave)
·      SYRACUSE, NY: 100 South Clinton Street
·      TALLAHASSEE, FL: 111 South Adams Street

As more cities are added they will be updated on: www.nationalactionnetwork.net

For more information and for press requests to speak to a local chapter leader contact:

Jacky Johnson,  jjohnson@nationalactionnetwork.net / (646) 981-5903 cell