How you can contribute to www.november.org and
to our newspaper, The Razor Wire
An understanding of our primary educational
projects - how and why we tell the public what we do - will help
you determine how you can participate.
As you know by reading the November Coalition's history, we
rely on telling the simple truth of the matter, believing that
sharing the anguish of injustice will "humanize" drug
war prisoners and allow us to counter political propaganda demonizing
them. We begin by sharing prisoner stories on The Wall - both
on the website and in the Razor Wire, our newspaper.
We share sentiments of children through their correspondence
with imprisoned parents, and prisoners' letters to their children,
their impassioned pleas to legislators for fairness and justice
for their parents, uncles and siblings. Formal expressions or
elements defining and animating this educational process include
prose, essays, letters, artwork and, most often, written narratives
of personal history and opinion. To promote further understanding of how
this works, please visit one or more of these sections of the
website for details.
Our home office manages a complex communication network for
coordinating volunteers nationwide - prisoners, their family
members, friends, other reform organizations - by traditional
mail, electronic mail and telephone. This thick web of communication
is prompted primarily by our public education projects that you
see listed here. People who read about us, and understand our
mission, contact us to learn how they can be involved.
find their way into major national magazines, newspapers, TV
news specials and documentaries. This is one, great reason why
your personal contributions to our growing, educational ability
is vital. If you don't tell us your stories, share your children's
material and your own sentiments - we can't share them with the
To learn how you can contribute to specific sections of the
website and newspaper, follow the links provided on this page.
There you will find the guidelines and instructions for participation.
We look forward to reviewing your submissions!