Innocence Project Philippines Launches!

Dear Friends and Supporters of Give Up Tomorrow,

Now that you’ve watched Give Up Tomorrow, and have seen how wrongful convictions affect lives, families and our society, many of you have asked: What can we do about it? How can we help?

Here is one great way to help: Donate to the Innocence Project Philippines, and Forward this email to those that also want to help.

The Innocence Project is an international network of Law Schools that work with Law Students and their Professors that utilize DNA technology and provide pro bono legal and investigative services to wrongfully convicted persons, many of whom are impoverished and cannot afford the costs to defend themselves. It is a powerful force in establishing judicial reforms that redress the causes of wrongful convictions. To date, they have succeeded in exonerating over 321 people imprisoned for crimes they did not commit, and have been instrumental in establishing great improvements in judicial systems all over the world.

There is one launching TODAY here in the Philippines, and they need our help!

TODAY Saturday Dec.8, the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Davao, De La Salle and FLAG are holding the first training camp for these volunteer law students at the DNA Analysis Laboratory, at Miranda Hall, University of the Philippines, from 8am to 5pm.

TOMORROW Sunday Dec. 9, they are entering the New Bilibid Prison from 9am to 12 noon, and the Correctional Institute of Women from 2pm to 5pm, to launch their Innocence Project Philippines 2012 Campaign.

Up until now, the startup of the project has been largely funded by the students themselves, their professors, the universities’ Legal Clinics, and a few concerned individuals. They really need our help, because a fully-functioning Innocence Project has high ongoing costs that involve both legal work and DNA lab work. Each DNA test alone can cost P30,000. The startup of the project alone will cost them P300,000 (USD$7,500). Contingents as far as Davao, Cebu and Baguio are attending today.

You can donate safely online with a credit card, or send a cheque.
Here’s how:
Visit them on facebook and follow their link to donate.
They are using Paypal as their SAFE Credit Card donation provider…you do NOT need a Paypal account to use your Credit Card.

The Innocence Project is an international, proven and sustainable institution that is making great changes NOW, in our lifetime, through DNA technology. Their Philippine contingency really needs our help to get started properly.

We also request that you please forward this email to those you believe will want to help make rapid and fundamental improvements in our Philippine Judicial System.

Thank you.

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