March 2015

Odeh sentenced to 18 months, remains free pending appeal

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The Arab American News

Media Action Alert for Rasmea!

On March 12, 2015, Palestinian American community organizer and women's leader Rasmea Odeh was sentenced to 18 months in prison after an unjust conviction last November, but she is challenging that conviction, and our organizing has helped her remain free on bond, pending the outcome of her appeal. She is back home to her community in Chicago, and back to her work with the Arab Women's Committee.  

Victory as Rasmea Odeh goes home after sentencing

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Fightback! News

Supporters mobilize on eve of Rasmea Odeh’s sentencing

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Electronic Intifada

Supporters rally for Arab activist in immigration case

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The Detroit News

Solidarity with Rasmea

by Jess Ghannam

Rasmieh Odeh, 67 years strong, is, by all accounts, a pillar of her community. A leading advocate for Arab women on Chicago’s south and southwest side, as Deputy Director of the Arab-American Action Network, she worked for over a decade to build community literacy initiatives, halt domestic abuse, and nurture projects for womens’ well-being. 

In support of a just sentence for Rasmea Odeh

by Brant Rosen

Tomorrow morning in Detroit, the Palestinian-American community organizer Rasmea Odeh, who is in her late 60s, is to be sentenced by a federal judge for her conviction on making false statements in immigration documents. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence. Many are speaking out on her behalf.