On Thursday, December 1st, my father and uncle will travel to the White House to make a public plea to President Obama to exonerate my grandmother, Ethel Rosenberg, and to deliver our petition with 40,000 signatures.
Like many of you, my family watched the clock tick down to the end of Barack Obama's presidency, hoping that in his final hours he would act to exonerate my grandmother, Ethel Rosenberg. Though that didn't happen, I hope you'll take a moment to read my father and uncle's thoughts below, about what this campaign did achieve.
I join them in being immensely moved and appreciative for all the support this effort received. Thank you SO much --- Jenn Meeropol, Executive Director
We all know that 2020 was a very difficult year. It featured a raging pandemic fueled by inept leadership, endless police brutality directed at Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, and violent attacks on those protesting these assaults. It also included increasing economic inequality, environmental destruction, and much more, which combined to make many of us look to 2021 for relief.