Support the Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund
Represent Justice is proud to partner with Sansón Noe Andrade on an impact campaign for the award-winning film about his life, Sansón and Me.
Sansón was sentenced at the age of 19, and has already spent more than a decade in prison. He’s lost family and opportunities, all while navigating the harsh realities of the justice system.
We are sharing Sansón’s story because we need your help to ensure Sansón has access to legal defense as he seeks sentencing relief.
Sansón is serving two life sentences, one without parole, for a crime he did not commit, due to California’s gang enhancement laws. The extreme sentencing of young people is inhumane and data shows gang enhancement laws disproportionately impact BIPOC youth.
All gifts to the Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund will help ensure Sansón has access to legal defense for his case.
So, if you can, please make your first donation right now and join the team fighting for Sansón’s freedom.
What is the Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund?
At the age of 19, Sansón Noé Andrade was sentenced in California to two life sentences, one without the possibility of parole. Filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes was the court-appointed interpreter at the trial, and in the more than a decade since then, they have collaborated through letters and visits to make Sansón and Me, a film that rescues Sansón’s story from oblivion.
Represent Justice is working with Sansón and Rodrigo on an impact campaign for the film. We launched the Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund in April 2023 to provide financial support for Sansón’s legal journey to pursue relief from the extreme sentence he received.
What is the Purpose of the Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund?
Represent Justice believes that extreme sentencing is inhumane and unjust. Sentences of life without the possibility of parole for young people are one form of extreme sentencing, and extreme sentences disproportionately impact people of color. The Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund was established to provide legal assistance towards sentencing relief for Sansón.
How will the funds for the Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund be used?
Extreme sentencing disproportionately impacts BIPOC youth. Your gift will be put to work to directly provide legal assistance towards sentencing relief for Sansón.
Where can I get more information regarding the extreme sentencing of youth?
Represent Justice supports and advocates for laws, policies, and practices that treat children as children; respect their humanity and dignity; and recognize their great capacity for change. Please visit the Policy Research & Advocacy section of the Represent Justice website and follow Represent Justice (@WeRepJustice) on all social media platforms.
How can I support the Sansón Andrade Legal Defense Fund?
Making a donation is a way of reaching out a helping hand. By providing even a small donation, you can be part of an effort to provide legal assistance towards sentencing relief for Sansón.
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