"I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963.
The issues addressed in this website affect not only the Allison case, but thousands of cases across Alaska and the United States. Autopsy standards, Shaken Baby Syndrome prosecution, and runaway legal precedent are issues that every American could be forced to battle without warning.
The only way to correct this problem is to actively speak out and advocate for social change in our communities. If change is successful in Alaska, who is to say it could not be replicated in other states? If a change has shown demonstrated success without the expense of liberty in other states - or even countries - already, why not implement those changes within our own state?
"No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country begins to rise up and demand -- demand -- demand change." Joe Biden, June 20, 2014.
The key to widespread social change is to educate yourself on the issues and then Speak Out at every opportunity. Sometimes, that means creating that opportunity to yourself by contacting local, regional, and national authorities with your concerns. This concern may be expressed in a letter, an email, a phone call, or even an in-person meeting.
Take action in your community today.
- "Remarks to the Press with Q&A by Vice President Joe Biden in Guatemala." The White House. Office of the Vice President, 20 June 2014. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.
- "NAACP Honors Dr. King's Legacy." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.