For Immediate Release: Freedom First International along with Other Organizations to Hold Southside Demonstration Announcing Campaign That Encourages-community To Oppose the Reelection of Donald Trump


Chicago IL,
on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm Bishop Gregg L. Greer President of Freedom First International, Chicago Social Justice Underground Network, Violence Interrupters along will organize a Press Briefing (First Stop) to announce a national effort that calls for the communities to stand up and organize against reelection President Donald Trump and his administration as well as others in political leadership. The Press Conference will be on the Southside of Chicago-Bronzeville a strategic location due the Presidents historic stand against because Chicago has become the stage for fulfilling a conservative political battle for that reason Freedom First International believe the president’s drumbeat of attention on Chicago is not at all sincere.  

#COUNTEMOUT is an American political action committee formed by FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL and joined by several progressive left wing social justice organizations. The goal of the committee is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and defeat his supporters in the United States Senate and combat the growing nationalist threat to our country. Join the Movement! Use Hastag #COUNTEMOUT.

The Goal is this movement bring evangelicals, entertainers and others into the movement and more immediately-stop the and potential Nobel nomination of President Trump 
Freedom First International has organized against President Donald Trump since he was elected FFI joined with the ANSWER Coalition, and Refuse Fascism in organizing a number of massive, raucous, anti-Trump protests in Chicago. Most Recently Freedom First International’s leadership organized against Federal Agents being deployed to Chicago (See media Links) -This demonstration will broadcast nationally on over 60 national social media sites.

WHERE: 4500 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653 (South,Corner) Press Briefing starts at 3:30pm on Sunday 

WHO: Freedom First International, Bishop Gregg L. Greer, Violence Interrupters, Dr. Matt Harrington, We Rise Above Bullets, Chicago Social Justice Networks, Tio Hardiman and many more. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about National community activists addressing a call for Restorative Justice Change in highly contested election season.

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Political Reform against and the continued fight for justice in urban communities.

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:  Yes see links below

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes (Please note also All guest are available for press interviews on after the press conference)

Will information be Broadcast on Social Media: Yes, Freedom First International Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1098815430534526

References:

https://abc7chicago.com/lori-lightfoot-donald-trump-president-portland-protest/6325587/

https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2020/09/04/countemout-campaign-begins/

Anti Trump Petitions Information:  

Stop Nobel Nomination

Bring Evangelicals into the Movement 

https://www.change.org/p/evangelicals-bishop-gregg-l-greer-request-evangelicals-directly-oppose-the-trump-presidency?fbclid=IwAR3y9jeafppb21w96JiByfsGujqjFvjtFbjN7j7oBP3J-6AyoGPhaOVmNKc

Bishop Gregg l.Greer Bio:

Lead Activist-Media AdvisersYou may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or Monica James Executive VP of External Relations (765) 730-4408

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Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America has led and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others. Freedom First International (FFI) is a non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights-related issues. Rooted in the pro precepts of liberation theology, FFI’s mission is “to advance the cause of civil rights, human rights and social justice in America in relation to liberation from unjust economic, political, or social conditions.”

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent Saturday September 19, 2020  *8:30 a.m. EST)

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump’s Threat to Defund Democratic Cities

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump's Threat to Defund Democratic Cities.

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump’s Threat to Defund Democratic Cities

September 13, 2020 at 8 am

Media Briefing For Immediate Release

Freedom First International Responds to President Trump's Threat to Defund Democratic Cities.
Attribution: The Guardian

              Introduction

The Trump Administration is looking to cut off billions of dollars in federal funds from U.S. Cities with Democratic Leaders. A five page memo signed by Trump last Wednesday calls for federal funding to be cease in NYC and three other cities where Trump claims there is a presence of “Anarchist Jurisdiction.”

In an effort to build his re-election campaign, he is pushing his agenda amid the uprising of continuous racial injustice protests that has resulted from law enforcement’s involvement in assaults and brutal killings of unarmed black people across the nation.                       

Official Press Statement

We at Freedom First International believe Instead of encouraging unity, and enforcing judicial equality, within law enforcement, The Trump administration continues to add fuel to the fire, by defending the actions of members of supremacy groups. A recent example is the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, a seventeen year old, who was visually armed and had fatally shot two people, during a protest of a shooting of yet another unarmed black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin.

We most “strongly” oppose any action that justifies the murder of any human being and strongly urge that President Trump is incorrect to condone Kyle Rittenhouse’s actions, as Trump recently sent a twitter text which seeks to justify the shooting as self defense. 

  Freedom First International Summary 

Freedom First International realizes that the withholding of any federal funding including any relief funds by elected government officials is unethical, and perhaps used only to gain votes and financial control over the people.

We are concerned that the ongoing battle to gain political control has abandoned the needs and safety of all people, with members of both parties seemingly at each other’s throats-and the livelihood of millions of citizens are at stake.

We are calling for judicial justice, diversity, and equality from our local governments, community leaders, law enforcement, and elected officials, to ensure a better quality of life for everyone.

While we are “sick and tired of being sick and tired”– we will work upto the point of exhaustion until we see and feel visible change. (FFI)

Anita Hall, New York Regional Coordinator -Freedom First International.- 

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AREA OF INTEREST:  Public Awareness / National Policy that is confusing and misrepresents the public rights both locally and Nationally.
https://freedomfirstinternational.net/2020/09/13/freedom-first-international-responds-to-president-trumps-threat-to-defund-democratic-cities/

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident: 
https://nypost.com/2020/09/02/trump-orders-review-to-defund-nyc-other-anarchist-cities/
Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes

Lead Activist-Media Advisers You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information. 

 
(For National Distribution)-Sent Sunday September 13, 2020 at  8 am Eastern   

Freedom First International Begins the #CountEmOut Campaign

#COUNTEMOUT is an American political action committee formed by FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL and joined by several progressive left wing social justice organizations. The goal of the committee is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and defeat his supporters in the United States Senate and combat the growing nationalist threat to our country. Join the Movement!.

Join the Movement!. Until November 3, 2020 use the hashtag #CountEmOut to join the movement.Stand With Us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/661081661195483
Join us on Facebook!

FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL RESPONDS IN DISAGREEMENT WITH DONALD TRUMP THREATENING TO PULL FUNDING FROM EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS THAT TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT

 

Media Briefing For Immediate ReleaseTuesday September 9, 2020 9am

FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL RESPONDS IN DISAGREEMENT WITH DONALD TRUMP THREATENING TO PULL FUNDING FROM EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS THAT TEACH THE 1619 PROJECT
Attribution: NY TIMES

Introduction

Freedom First International stands behind, and completely supports the state of California’s decision to incorporate the New York Time’s 1619 project into their U.S. History public school curriculum. At Freedom First International, we believe that slavery is so ingrained in U.S. History,starting with the first slaves being brought over to what would later become the United States in the year 1619.

Official Press Statement-We at Freedom First International strongly urge that President Donald Trump believes that this curriculum is “rewriting” history and is a part in a wider “cultural revolution”. We would like to point out that this curriculum is a Pulitzer Prize winning curriculum, and the facts included in it are undeniable. Slavery is an integral part of U.S. History, and that needs to be clearly taught to our students, both white and people of color, in order to begin the healing process.In modern day Germany, students in higher grade levels are taught about the horrors of Nazi
Germany, Hitler, and his associates. This is an ironclad plank in their national curriculum. It was instituted so that Germany would never again repeat the atrocities of the past.We believe it is time for the American people to reckon with their past, and accept it for what it was. This can begin with this curriculum being an integral part of California’s U.S. History curriculum, and hopefully will be adopted around the entire United States.

Dr. Gregory Ellcessor, Director of Educational Outreach-Freedom First International

AREA OF INTEREST: Public Awareness to Educational Issues and Government (Overreach) Mismanagement both locally and Nationally.

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/1619-project-trump-says-department-of-education-will-investigate-use-in-schools/ar-BB18Laro

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes

Lead Activist-Media Advisers You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information.  FFI LogoMedia Advisory Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America. FFI has led and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others.(See References Below).

For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution)-Sent  Tuesday September 9, 2020 at  9 am Eastern 

#COUNTEMOUT CAMPAIGN BEGINS

#COUNTEMOUT is an American political action committee formed by FREEDOM FIRST INTERNATIONAL and joined by several progressive left wing social justice organizations. The goal of the committee is to prevent the reelection of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and defeat his supporters in the United States Senate and combat the growing nationalist threat to our country. Join the Movement!. Use Hastag #COUNTEMOUTStand With Us!

Join us on for the Official Launch on September 20, 2020

Facebook!https://www.facebook.com/groups/661081661195483

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For Immediate Release: Promotion of Satish Sekar to the Position of  Executive Vice President of International Relations

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For Immediate Release: Promotion of Satish Sekar to the Position of  Executive Vice President of International Relations at Freedom First International

Date: 7/28/2020

Re: Promotion Announcement

Satish C. Sekar  is a British author and journalist and a world renown consultant in forensic evidence. Sekar has specialized since the 1990s in the investigation of miscarriages of justice. His work has been published in newspapers including,  The Guardian, The Independent and Private Eye, and he has also worked for television documentaries including Panorama and Trial And Error.

He has worked on a number of high-profile cases in the UK including the Cardiff Newsagent Three, Gary Mills and Tony Poole (wrongly convicted in 1990 for the murder of Hensley Wiltshire), the M25 Three, and Michelle and Lisa Taylor (wrongly convicted in 1992 for the murder of Alison Shaughnessy). He also worked on the case of the Merthyr Tydfil Two (Donna Clarke and Annette Hewins), presenting scientific findings to South Wales Police regarding the fire that resulted in the police’s expert accepting his conclusions that the petrol bought by Hewins that night was not the petrol used in the fatal fire.

Satish has worked with Freedom First International on social justice causes for over six years including; the Sejama Crosby Case in 2017 as consulting for justice for Tamir Rice in 2014. Satish will help stage international events and causes starting already with the opening of our South Africa Cape Town office in 2021.

Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International has lead and organized to fight for some of the most notorious human rights abuses in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

(For National Distribution-Sent July 28, 2020 ) 6:05 a.m. EST

For Immediate Release: Promotion of Monica James to the Position of  Executive Vice President of Operations

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For Immediate Release: Promotion of Monica James to the position of  Executive Vice President of Operations

Date: 7/28/2020

Re: Promotion Announcement

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Monica James to the position of Executive Vice President of Operations as Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Monica will be responsible for Civic Engagement and growing Networks nationally.  Monica has worked with Freedom First International in the recent years past and has served in roles most recently overseeing a growing social justice network in over 60 regions globally. 

This promotion recognizes the contributions Monica James has made to promoting Social Justice worldwide and her tenure with the organization and is effective on July 28, 2020.

Please join us in congratulating Monica James as she takes on these new responsibilities.

Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International has lead and organized to fight for some of the most notorious human rights abuses in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

(For National Distribution-Sent July 28, 2020 ) 6:05 a.m. EST

For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Social Justice Networks & National Community Activist have joined the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability!

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For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Social Justice Networks & National Community Activist have joined the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability!

(For National Distribution-Sent February 10, 2020) 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time

DEAR GOVERNOR AND OFFICIALS,

 

Today Freedom First International and it’s global networks of affiliates and partner social justice organizations is now urging the Governor Ducey and officials on the ground in Arizona to investigate the unfortunate death of Jorden Marie Simms and also the serious flurry of inconstancy with reports which involve this tragedy- We are asking for this injury to begin with the Sheriff and his teams based on reports (or lack thereof) concerning Simms untimely Death.

For your information a brief synopsis of the incident is as follows: 

> Jorden Marie Simms a young multiracial female- died in a hospital room after she slipped out of her handcuffs and jumped from a moving sheriff’s vehicle on Thursday December 26, 2019, police say. She accused two officers of sexually assaulting her in the days before she died. Simms was placed in custody by Safford Police Department due to an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Yavapai County. The warrant was related issues including a theft and carried a $25,000 bond. Simms was booked into Graham County Jail.

> The Safford Police Department confirmed in a statement on Monday December 23, 2019 that Simms, 28, had made “an allegation” against arresting officer Jeremiah French and the department had placed French on paid administrative leave. The Graham County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed on Mo that Simms also made an allegation against one of its detention officers.

>   After almost two days of the claim-,on Wednesday December 26, 2019- Simms was being taken to the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford for an exam when she allegedly removed her handcuffs, belly chains and ankle restraints (with a small bottle of hand soap as lubricant) and jumped out of the moving transport vehicle a Ford Explorer’s rear driver’s side door, according to the Graham County Sheriff’s reports. Simms throw herself from the Chevy Tahoe transport vehicle while it was northbound on 20th Avenue. The Tahoe was described as an older vehicle that can be opened from the inside, unlike other patrol and transport vehicles. Graham County Dispatch notes the incident occurred at 6:44 p.m. along 20th Avenue near the Sunshine Valley Apartments. Simms expired shortly thereafter due to the serious and critical injuries.

For our part as a “Extremely,” concerned but very capable- Human Rights organization with international outreach-we have committed our resources to investigate this claim which we have no doubt has merit but we would hope that the officials on the ground will simply “Do the right thing.”  In the shape and fashion that most closely represents “Justice” for the Family of Miss Simms and her estate. 
For full disclosure our actions in the days ahead will include: 
 
1) Bringing this matter to the attention of the international press. 
 
2) Alerting partner organizations including the ACLU, ReFuse Fascism, and many more to the issues of injustice at Graham County Jail. 
 
3) Also we plan to stage events on the ground to highlight the issue of misjustice. 
 
4) In addition we have started a petition to the community to research, seek and highlight other incidents of injustice at the Graham County Jail (we will highlight those incidents in the days ahead).
 
5) On February 19, 2020-The Freedom First International Team will have a national conference call via Facebook Live to discuss further details and coordinate ground efforts. (Please review the statement from the Freedom First International President, Bishop Gregg L.Greer)
 

“Governor and officials on the ground it is our specific hope that you truly have unconditional considerations of justice for the life and family of Miss Simms in mind and also in action- as there is a basic entitlement to that much not only from the standpoint point of the constitution of the United States but as a potential serious violation “Human Rights Issue.”  From my viewpoint-This story is extremely disturbing-we want an immediate investigation that is transparent, and personally as a criminal justice specialist-I am having a hard time believing that she slipped her wrists, waist and ankle restraints in the back seat of a moving transport while in the presence of trained officers.
 

My organization has a proven track record of fighting against major travesties of injustice with a proven track of resolution toward “justice”, and we have committed to this issue wholeheartedly!- There is no absolutely no reason for Jorden M. Simms to have lost her life. Now,we ask that you folks to the right thing.”

Bishop Gregg L.Greer, President of Freedom First International

 
For our part we have open to further and detailed conversation about this matter please feel to reach out to our team for arrangements. 
CC:
Freedom First International (Executive Committee)
ACLU TEAM ARIZONA 
Guilty in Innocence Project (Jennifer Olin)
SCLC National
SCLC STOP THE VIOLENCE
Social Justice Networks Global (Monica James)  
ReFuse Fascism (National Office)
Kenneth Harding Foundation (Denika Chatman)
Justice for Jorden Marie Simms Committee
Human Rights Watch USA 
 
Arizona Governor’s Office
Doug Ducey
Amanda Pitman

Megan Fitzgerald,  

Graham County Sheriff Executive Team
National and International News Media
 
 
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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: Freedom First International, Social Justice Networks & National Community Activist have joined the Fight for Justice for Jorden Marie Simms asking for Accountability!

WHERE: Incident involving The Graham County Sheriff’s Department Jail, and Safford, Arizona     

WHO: Freedom First International, Global Social Justice Networks, & Partners

Bishop Gregg L.Greer, and a growing list of multiple community national activist. 

WHY:  An effort to bring justice to a “questionable”  unsolved homicide.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about community activist addressing a serious public safety concern including Police Misconduct based on homicide at Graham County Sheriff Jail. 

AREA Of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_and continued fight for or justice in a communities.

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:  Yes Local, see links below

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes

References:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/12/30/arizona-inmate-jorden-simms-accused-safford-police-graham-county-officers-sex-assault-before-died/2773647001/

https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/investigations/family-of-jorden-simms-woman-who-died-in-graham-co-custody-wants-answers

 

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or use https://freedomfirstinternational.net/contact-us/

You may also Contact Freedom First International President Bishop Gregg L.Greer about the press event at gregggreer72@gmail.com

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Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America has lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice, George Stinney Jr.and others.

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent February 10, 2020) 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time

For Immediate Release: National Green Party Black Caucus 2020 Presidential Debate will be joined by The Family of Legendary Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton, Black Lives Matter, and Civil Rights Leader Bishop Gregg L. Greer

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MUNCIE IN, on Friday September 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm Eve EST. National Community activist and Green Party leadership will meet for their Midwest USGP Black Caucus Presidential Candidate 2020 Debate at Ball State University. In addition to the debate a strong emphasis at the forum will be to speaker presentations to highlight community concerns over issues that effect the African American and communities of color.
 
Speakers for this years lineup will be: National Activist Journalist Bishop Gregg L.Greer. Bishop Greer has lead and fight for some of the major civil rights cases in America including Tamir Rice, George Stinney Jr. (Manning South Carolina) and Multiple Chicago Community Violence and Police Brutality Issues. Bishop Greer is an journalist who has contributed to the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Black American World News and others. (see Bio attachment-Below)
 

Also speaking will be the Son and Wife of the Late Black Panther Leader Fed Hampton are Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Akua Njeru (Fred Hampton’s Wife).  Fred Hampton Jr. (born December 29, 1969) is an African-American political activist and the son of Fred Hampton Sr. His father was a Black Panther who was killed by the Chicago police. Hampton’s 19-year-old mother, Deborah Johnson, was nine months pregnant with him when Hampton Sr. was killed in her presence during the police raid of the early morning hours of December 4, 1969. Hampton Sr. was 21 at the time of his death. (See Bio attachment-Below) 

Also, speaking will be Shamanique Hall Guider a well noted Indian community activists from Black Lives Matter who works with college students, concerned clergy and more to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with the movement for black lives across the country

“Our goal is to Liberate our people and to give them access to information that they may not routinely have and also help people in communities understand that we need ongoing effort to help to draw attention to the issues of people of color including African American, Latino and others –The Green Party Presidential Candidates of the 2020 campaign are all paying attention to the the current issues in America who we can change the current narrative.  That’s why this event is being hosted and promoted by the Green Party.,” according to Monica James-The main organizer of this forum.  


Stand with us on September 20, 2019 at 5:30pm for media briefing and the debate begins at 6:00pm 
 

Media You don’t want to miss this urgent public briefing.

 

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WHAT:   For Immediate Release: National Green Party Black Caucus 2020 Presidential Debate will be joined by The Family of Legendary Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton, Black Lives Matter, and Civil Rights Leader Bishop Gregg L. Greer

WHERE:     Ball State University  2000 W. University Ave Muncie, IN (BSU Student Center), Press be on hand for the PrePress Interview at 5:30 PM on 9-20-2019.

WHO: Freedom First International, Indiana Social Justice Network, Chicago Social Justice Network, Black Lives Matter,  Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr and his Mother Aku Njeri, Green Party Presidential Candidates 2020 and a growing list of multiple community activist. 

WHY:  An effort to bring critical issues to the community and informative debate for USGP 2020 Presidential Candidates 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about community activist addressing a serious public safety concerns and a snapshot of issues from all the 2020 Green Party Presidential Party Candidates. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_and continued fight for or justice in urban communities.

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:  Yes see links below

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews:  Yes

References:

Fred Hampton and Akua Nejori Bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hampton_Jr.

 Bishop Gregg l.Greer Bio:

https://gregglgreerbiopage.com/  

Lead Activist-Media Advisers

You may contact  Media Director Washington Bailey, for Media, email or freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com for more information or at  (312) 254-9828 extension 6 

You may also Contact Monica James (Main Organizer) about the press event at 200922008200605mlfj@att.net or call direct at 765 730-4408

Media Advisory

Chicago Based-Freedom First International is one of the aggressive and growing Human Rights organizations in America has lead and organized some of the most renown civil rights cases in America-including Semaj Crosby, Tamir Rice and others.

(See References Below). For more information: goto https://freedomfirstinternational.net/

Email comments or concerns to freedomfirstcommo@gmail.com

(For National Distribution-Sent September 19, 2019) 3:00 a.m. Central

 

Freedom First International (USA)
1136 S. Delano Court West, Suite B2, Chicago, IL 60605
 
 
              “Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus” 
“Let justice be done, though the world perish”