From: Arnie King
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 9:30 AM
Subject: Hope in 2008 !!!
As we celebrate the holidays and the New Year, we are reminded of the principles of Kwanzaa. The first day of Kwanzaa is Umoja, which stresses the importance of unity. This project’s strength is a direct result of the unity of everyone involved who has contributed by writing letters, attending Sunday brunches at Mel’s, circulating and signing petitions, presenting at and attending public hearings, soliciting additional supporters, and offering prayers and expressing positive vibes. There is no question that all of these efforts combined resulted in the current status and success of Arnie’s petition for commutation of sentence.
We thank you for the wonderful contribution and ultimately your presence in this project. We could never have done this without you. The journey has been long and intense and we appreciate your resilience to staying the course. It is clear we have God and the spirits of our ancestors with us as we struggle against the odds.
The petition currently awaits the Governor’s signature and then a public hearing will be scheduled with the Governor’s Council. It will be great to see you and others at the State House for this hearing. We will keep you posted on the details as they become known to us.
Meanwhile, transcripts of the October 25th hearing and the Board opinions are now available to read and download from the website here: http://www.arnoldking2007.org/post-hearing.html
We wish all of you a joyous holiday season and a New Year of good health and great happiness.
The Arnold King Commutation Working Group