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Nov 15, 2008
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Time to get to work! Please help.

AIMI MEMBERS, CHOOSE YOUR WORKING COMMITTEE, PLEASE! Let the games begin!
Mary N.                                petitions, call to action

**NOTICE TO ALL AIMI MEMBERS:  A NEW DAY HAS DAWNED!  EVERY DAY IS THE BEGINNING OF A BRAND NEW YEAR, IF YOU LET IT BE. (Friend, if you are not an AIMI member, please consider this an invitation to join us.  Merely being on the rolls helps sick people in prison.) 

PLEASE RESPOND - CHOOSE YOUR WORKING COMMITTEE from the list below, and respond at the Petitions, Calls to Action tab provided or at AIMI's homepage.  Please state if you wish to head a committee or to simply work on it.  We are a working group - human rights activists, and we are stronger because of your effort, talents, and gifts - please get involved!  

1. Lobby Washington and Local Representatives Committee (this could be as simple as recording all the congressmen and senators' birthdays and sending them an email card!  Begin with a congratulations on the election card.)

2. Ellen Community Site Committee (Jenny D. heads this one)
Check out A.I.M.I. on The Ellen DeGeneres Show:
http://community.ellentv.com/group/aimi?xgi=30gVBwu

3. Maintain AIMI on Care2 Committee (Mary and hosts head this one, and we need more hosts!)

4. Help C.C.'s Son Committee (14-year-old son of Care2 member facing jail for mental illness)

5. Internet Research Committee - gathering news of abuse to mental patients  - all of us can do this as we browse the Internet.  Send a link of the news you find to AIMI!

6. Promote Petitions Committee - only those petitions AIMI promotes

7. Committee to Collaboration with other Prisoner Activists (I'll head this one, since I already started)

8. Collaboration with National and Grassroots Mental Health Organizations Committee - send them regular updates on AIMI's activities - receive their news - RSS feeds, newsletters, etc. - and pass info. on to us at AIMI - keep AIMI apprised of upcoming legislation we should support, etc.

9. Abolish Private Prisons Committee - promote the petition to end private prisons - find incarceration statistics and news - join some prisoner activists groups.  This effort is so important that it needs its own committee:  http://www.petitiononline.com/gufree2/petition.html 

10. Individual Help to Impacted Persons Committee (practical help for other people like CC who need immediate assistance - write letters to authorities for them, start petitions, call their doctors or social worker, etc.)

11.  Membership Drive Committee (contact everyone who responds to one of my articles about how the prisoners are treated and send them a personal invitation to please join AIMI.  Check periodically with inactive AIMI members and let them know how much we appreciate them and need them to take a more active role, if they can, etc.)

AIMI is unlike other groups on Care2. We are not an Internet social org. or here to merely disseminate information among ourselves about what is wrong in the world.  Publishing information is very important, but we must do more!  WE ARE AN ACTIVIST GROUP established to effect positive CHANGEWhat do you think?  Are you ready to use your home computers and work for the incarcerated mentally ill?

petitions, call to action

FOLKS HAVE BEEN SO WORRIED ABOUT WHAT I PUBLISH ON THE INTERNET -- THEY AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!   WAIT UNTIL THEY SEE WHAT 130+ PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER CAN DO!  WE ARE THE DOROTHEA DIX GROUP.  WE WILL DECRIMINALIZE MENTAL ILLNESS IN AMERICA. 

Please read about Dorothea Dix, AIMI members.  See what one determined woman did for the mentally ill in the 1800's when women were not even allowed to vote! If she did it, so can we!
 Dorothea L. Dix
 
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/865865 

**  We need your active participation in the struggle to decriminalize mental illness.  Keep in mind that $185 Billion is spent each year for PRISONS in America, and treatment is a cheaper alternative for taxpayers. 

Which committee listed above best suits your interests and personality?  Just think about it - this is EASY!  For instance, to lobby our representatives, you may need do no more than record all of their birthdays and send our representatives an internet birthday card!  Other lobby groups are taking them to dinner and giving them tickets to important ball games.  A card is the least we could do. 

Any effort on your part, however small, is needed and appreciated.  The incarcerated mentally ill sisters and brothers need all of us. 

Please sign up for a committee today, or suggest a new committee idea!  ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES, AIMI - TIME TO GO TO WORK!          

Here's the tab to take you to sign up for a committee today.   
petitions, call to action

See why your help is urgently needed: 
Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons 

 

Blessings,
Mary
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President-elect Obama started as a human rights activist in Chicago, and health care is one of his main concerns. Vice President-elect Biden is a mental health advocate. When it comes to imprisoning psychiatric patients for reason of their disability, maybe things are about to CHANGE!

 

 
 
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