Sheila Butts Legal Appeal Fund

Greetings everyone! My committee and I have created this website because I need your help.  In June 2008 after working 28 plus years at the same California State University (CSU) in various positions, I was called into the office by a new supervisor and told, "the president can no longer use your services."   To say I was in shock would be a gross understatement.  

Three years later, I was once again faced with another life changing. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to undergo two surgeries, chemo therapy and radiation treatments.  I continued to look for employment, although my cancer treatment made it difficult.  As of today, I'm blessed to say I am healed and cancer free.

However, the decision to terminate me happened right at the beginning of the economic downturn.  As a result, it was very difficult for me to find comparable employment based on my education, years of experience and yes:my age.  Being without work and going through a major health crisis exhausted all my savings. 

I am currently faced with appealing the verdict of my wrongful termination lawsuit.  At the end of a five week trial, I lost my case.  Once again I was devastated. 

Thankfully, there is an appeal process.  This is a good thing!  The original attorneys took my case on a on a contingency basis.  Filing an appeal is different and requires paying attorneys and court costs up front. (I am sure you have heard that the court system has changed significantly.  As a result many of the costs have been shifted on to the Plaintiff.)  It is estimated that the appeal will cost between $75,000.00 to $100,000.   

It would be greatly appreciated if you would help me raise the needed money for my appeal.  I realize that I am just one person.  However, for those of you who know me, you understand that I am not a quitter!  After all I have been through I am still here fighting.  By raising the money needed for my appeal I can level the playing field and let the powers that be know that they cannot treat people this way.  

I am asking that you do two simple things.  First, please donate what you can. Second, please pass this request on to family and friends who might be willing to donate as well.  Feel free to spread this message on your Facebook page, Twitter, etc.

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*If you prefer to donate using PayPal, please send donation(s) to [email redacted] account.

**If you prefer to donate by check, please mail donation(s) to 3553 Atlantic Avenue, #1756, Long Beach, CA 90[phone redacted].







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