|Call Gov. Jay Nixon at 1-573-751-3222 and tell him to free Jeff Mizanskey.|
Governor Jay Nixon is the only person in the world who has the authority to release Jeff Mizanskey from prison. And activists want to make sure he’s reminded of that every time he leaves his house.
The marijuana reform group Show-Me Cannabis recently purchased billboard space less than two miles away from the governor’s mansion. The billboard urges people to call Nixon directly and ask for the release of Mizanskey, who is 21 years into a life-without-parole sentence for marijuana-only charges.
From Show-Me Cannabis:
The billboard resides on Southbound US 54, shortly after the interchange with US 63. It’s visible just before motorists cross over the bridge to enter Jefferson City from the north. Located right across from the Jefferson City airport and less than two miles across the river to the Governor’s Mansion, advocates for Jeff’s release are excited about the attention it will draw to his case.
“The billboard’s close proximity to the governor’s mansion seeks to remind him of Jeff’s clemency petition, which has been on his desk for more than a year,” Aaron Malin, a researcher at Show-Me Cannabis, tells Daily RFT.
He adds: “Jeff’s family and friends have not forgotten about him, and neither should Governor Nixon.”
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