[AKidsRight.Org] Murtari arrested for standing in Federal Plaza

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From: John Murtari (jmurtari@AKidsRight.org)
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 11:02:08 EDT

Good People & People of Faith,

John Murtari returned to the Syracuse Federal Building today at about
11 AM.  Instead of chalk, John carried a picture of he and his son,
along with those of other parents.  A written message said "Senator
Clinton Help Us".  To see the small placard and for more background go
to: http://www.AKidsRight.Org/clinton

John planned to be quiet and not bother anyone, by just walking in the
public Federal Plaza, but this simple action would put him in
violation of a broad stay-away order issued by US Magistrate DiBianco
(follow the link above to see a copy of the order).  It appears he was
taken into custody and jailed again.

For quick info see John's letter to the Judge and US Attorney,

News Release:

####  TO HELP please contact Senator Clinton ####

Make a polite call to her Washington and especially her Syracuse
Office (ask for/leave a message for Mr. Jay Biba).  You can also fax a
letter to both.

Syracuse Local rep, Jay Biba   tel: 315-448-0470, fax: 315-448-0476
Lona Valmoro (Senior Advisor), tel: 202-224-4451, fax: 202-228-0121 

It is beginning to make an impact. Mr. Biba is new to the job here and
may not know what has already happened in the past.  John has
personally called him twice and left messages and also sent a FAX, no
response yet.  Some responses to what we have heard them say so far:

1) "We've had no request for a meeting" -- Repeated letters have been
mailed, FAX'd, and FedEx'd to the Senator.  Some have been delivered
in person.  We have had NO reply and NO return phone calls.

2) "The Senator doesn't come for personal meetings to Syracuse" - We
are not looking for a one-to-one meeting.  We'd like her to hear first
hand from a small group of parents,
http://www.AKidsRight.Org/clinton/agenda.htm .  She is often in the
Central New York area to meet with other business/advocacy groups.

3) "This is not a Federal issue" -- This is about getting the Civil
Rights of parents and children to be together, recognized &
protected. It should not matter what State you live in.

4) "Priority, schedule conflicts" -- Is there anything more important
and foundational to our Nation than the family?

                                       John Murtari
Coordinator                            AKidsRight.Org
jmurtari@AKidsRight.Org                "A Kid's Right to BOTH parents"
Toll Free (877) 635-1968(x-211)        http://www.AKidsRight.Org/
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