Wrongful Conviction Awareness March @ The National Puerto Rican Parade ~~~ Group Name: Absolutely Innocent & Wrongfully Convicted ~~~

 14 June
  Fifth Avenue – Manhattan
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 Zulay Velazquez
Welcome again to the second annual Puerto Rican day parade where we will be representing Absolutely Innocent & Wrongfully Convicted! Last year had a great turn out and this year I am looking to make it even more successful. Some minor details are still in the works to be figured out such as shirts but either way the mission is the same to spread awareness for those wrongfully convicted and bring light on issues many may not think of. Keeping the mission in mind, the other main goal is to just enjoy yourself in the parade as we will be surrounded by the great crowd and music. Make sure you bring your walking shoes! Also prepare your banners and posters for your loved ones. What is new this year: We have our own contingent. Looking to make a new banner since the one last year was heavy and cumbersome. A list of those currently on the old banner will be made available in the upcoming weeks with information on how to access the supportive links to support the individual. Possible press conference before the start of the parade. A photographer has been hired to document the event and accompany us along while we march along the parade so be prepared to be photographed. Looking into getting someone to be designated to lead us in chants and motivate us along our route. Designated meet up area will be posted about a week prior to parade. House keeping information: Wristbands are required. In order to obtain wristbands to be in the parade you must RSVP by calling and leaving a message at the following number: 646-820-8284 to confirm with me so I can set you up with an assigned person in your borough to pick up the bands. Please note that there will be a three band restriction per person and priority will be given to family members that are currently in the struggle, exonerees, and supporting organizations. Barricades are placed around the parade so it is difficult to find people to give wristbands to the day of the parade. Therefore if you wish to join you must get a wristband beforehand. As soon as you confirm with me I will try to get you connected with a wristband as quickly and conveniently as possible.

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