October 8 is radical lawyer and political prisoner Lynne Stewart's birthday. Supporters will hold birthday vigils for compassionate release in cities across the country, including New York, Albany, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, and Fayetteville, AR. Lynne is battling breast cancer and working on her second push for compassionate release.
The Center for Constitutional Rights adds our birthday wishes to those estimable voices who have supported Lynne and to the thousands who are working so hard to get her home. Happy birthday, Lynne. Your tireless work on behalf of the marginalized and disadvantaged inspires our work in the courts and in the streets, and your perseverance in the face of imprisonment reminds us that we must continue to fight even when it feels impossible. Your example reminds us that this is how we make change possible.