Call A.G. Holder June 14 - Drop the Charges Against Carlos Montes

Event Information
Tue, 2011-06-14 08:00 - 18:00

National Call-In Day to Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Call U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at (202) 353-1555 or call him directly at 202-514-2001

Carlos Montes will appear in court on Thursday, June 16, in the aftermath of the FBI and Los Angeles Sheriff’s raid on his home. Send Eric Holder a message on Tuesday, June 14, that we support Carlos Montes!

Suggested text: “My name is __________, I am from _______(city), in ______(state). I am calling U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to demand:

  • Drop all charges against Carlos Montes!
  • Stop FBI attacks on the Chicano and immigrants’ rights movements!
  • Stop FBI repression of anti-war and international solidarity activists NOW!
  • Immediately return all confiscated materials: computers, cell phones, papers, documents, etc.

Please sign and circulate our new petition!
Find out if there is a June 16 solidarity action in your city

Visit or write or call 612-379-3585.

Background Information:

In an expansion and intensification of FBI repression of political activists, a LA Sheriff’s SWAT Team along with the FBI smashed down the door and rushed in with automatic weapons as Carlos Montes’ slept in his home on May 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM. Carlos is a longtime Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. The raiders ransacked his house, taking his computer, cell phones and hundreds of documents, photos, diskettes and mementos of his current political activities in the pro-immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights movement. Hundreds of historical documents related to the Chicano movement were taken away. He was arrested on one charge dealing with a firearm code and released on bail the following morning.

This attack on Carlos Montes is part of the campaign of FBI harassment targeting 23 peace and justice activists which has until now been centered in the Midwest. Carlos Montes’ name was listed on the subpoena left in the office of the Minneapolis Anti-War Committee last September 24. An FBI agent approached Carlos while he was in a squad car and asked him questions about the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Carlos Montes has done nothing wrong. This is an attack on him and an attack on the Chicano movement for equality. Carlos has been involved and a committed leader in the immigrant rights, anti war, solidarity, and quality education movements his whole life. Please stand with Carlos and defend all the movements for equality