|Rap Icons Godmother Target of Amendment|
|Written by Robert ID1552|
|Saturday, 18 June 2005 02:11|
The struggle of hip-hop rap icon Tupac Shakurs godmother, Assata Shakur, has been getting bigger since the bounty on her was raised to One Million dollars for her capture and return to the US.
Many prominent and influential politicians, hip-hop and rap artists and community groups have stepped forward to show support for Assata and her struggle.
There is an attempt to further the kidnapping of Tupac’s godmother and political activist Assata Shakur.
We received the following from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus today.
There will be an amendment offered tonight or tomorrow on the Science, State, Justice and Commerce (SSJC) Appropriations bill HR 2862 by Representative Fossella (R-NY) or King (R-NY) regarding U.S. fugitives in Cuba.
Reps. Vito J. Fossella, R-N.Y., and Peter T. King, R-N.Y. will offer an amendment providing that, of the funds made available for diplomatic and consular affairs for the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, an appropriate amount of such funds would be used to disseminate the names of fugitives, such as Joanne Chesimard (Assata Shakur) and William Morales, who are residing in Cuba, as well as provide any rewards for their capture.
What this means is that more money is being funneled to the US offices in Cuba to further instigate the capture of Tupac Shakurs godmother Assata Shakur.
Please call your Congressional representative today.
Ask for their legislative aid on Cuba and tell them to vote NO on this Bill. Show your support for Assata and speak up.
Find related ThugLifeArmy.com articles on Assata and her struggle HERE .