Over the last few months, I’ve been covering the story of Monica Mares and Caleb Petersen (for background information, go here, here, here, here and here, in that order). They are a GSA mother and son being persecuted by the law. So far their treatment has been nothing short of appalling. They weren’t read their rights when they were arrested, and they were also thrown in jail for breaking the conditions of their bail when they weren’t even told what those conditions were. Monica has had her four other children taken removed from her care and only recently has been allowed contact with her two youngest children.
Clearly this is unacceptable and unfair on all concerned. For this reason, this campaign is being launched, and it requires the participation of a large number of people. Below you will find letters and addresses to send them too. All you have to do is copy and paste the words into a word processor, print, sign and send. The more copies you can send the better, the idea is to overwhelm them with the sheer number coming in, to force them to take notice and do something about this appalling brand of so-called ‘justice’. All it will cost you is a few minutes of your time, and whatever it costs to post the letters. You don’t even have to use your real name, as long as the recipients can see that a lot of people do not want this prosecution to go ahead.
This campaign is primarily to help Monica and Caleb, but a victory here will leave the doors wide open for the legalization of consanguinamory in the United States of America, and later the world. The ramifications of our action or non-action go far beyond the consequences for this couple alone. We are one community spread across the globe, but we are united in our cause. So let’s help one of our, and in so doing, help ourselves and future generations.
UPDATE: There is now a fundraiser, to help raise the necessary cash to pay for their defence. Please click here and donate even if it’s only a dollar or two, every little helps so you can contribute as much or as little as you can afford. Even if you do not wish to donate, you can still send the letters 🙂
Oh, and sign this petition started by her ex, Dayton Chavez