My name is Bex. I am a close friend of Cecily's and one of a handful of people working day and night to provide her with the best support possible. But as her trial is continually delayed by the confounding processes of the (un)justice system, I'm asking you to support our continued fight for Cecily's cause. Whatever you can spare"”no amount is too little"”will mean a lot as we gear up for the final stage of this long haul!
In short, your donation will help subsidize our existing debts and fund the unforeseeable costs of maintaining and mobilizing a lasting support system for Cecily (flying out witnesses on short notice is a big expense; and we cannot expect the court system to stick to a determined schedule).
In long, I have included below a detailed description of the costs associated with our exhaustive organizational effort to provide you with a thorough understanding of this fundraising initiative.
From the very first adjournment, I was anxious about how we would sustain our efforts, but confident we'd find a way"”I know Cecily would do the same for me. And while it has been difficult, each day is made easier by folx like you widening our base of support! I sincerely thank you for taking an interest in a cause that means so much to me. It is your lasting support"”no matter how you're able to show it"”that gives Cecily the strength to stand up for herself and what she believes in.
A little breakdown of the costs:
$500/day for court transcripts
$1800 to fly in witnesses for Cecily's defense
$100/ day room and board for witnesses
And, with the trial taking three weeks (the actual in-trial part, we've been working hard for many months), all of the 'per-day' expenses really add up.
That's pretty much it! Thank you again for your support"”it's folx like you that give us (the team, and Cecily alike) the strength to weather this daunting experience.
You can also go to www.justice4cecily.com
for more information. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to sign our petition telling the District Attorney to drop the charges against Cecily.