All Michael Jackson sites and fan clubs worldwide are used to joining together and showing there never ending support of Michael Jackson after each time he is victimised as for example after the way he was portrayed by Martin Bashirs programme "Living With Michael Jackson" and also some of the following media distortions after the programme. Please just take a few minutes to add your support See how you can help for when future support maybe needed.
Below with thanks to www.jacksonaction.com
Fangathering Santa Maria 2004
I would like to thank those who you who are actively supporting MJ in this fight. And I would like to stress that this is the fight of his life and that all your support and help is greatly needed and appreciated. Michael does know about all you are doing for him and I hear he is incredibly grateful. Please do not be discouraged and do believe that together, we can make a difference. But in order for our actions to be effective, these need to be global and continuous, that is why I wish to call again upon all of you for additional efforts.
The gathering will show support as they will give Michael strength and will also show the media and people in general that Michael is not alone and that many people do believe in his innocence and are not blind to the far too many coincidences and contradictions of the case.
-keep the gathering peaceful
-motivate the fans to come, make them understand this matters to Michael and it is important
-inform the local press of your actions
Be mindful of what you say to the press, be careful, they can easily turn things around and use what you say against Michael or you. Before you give interviews, always be sure that you are talking to a decent member of the media and not to a tabloid reporter.
Please try not to stay in the city of Santa Barbara, don't feed into Sneddon's thirst for power.
The court house address is:
312 E Cook St # C
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Try to be there no later than 7.30a.m.
Needless to say, come with banners and posters in full force...
Also, I know that some fans out there are not very willing to spend a lot of money to travel especially thinking that they will not see Michael...
A special rate was arranged for fans attending the arraignment with a very nice hotel on Solvang, 40 minutes drive from Santa Maria. Solvang is very close to Neverland and offers a lot of touristic attractions as well. The rate is 55$ a night per room, for the period from Jan 14th to the 18th, it includes free breakfast and parking. Rooms can also host 4 or more people. This is a very good rate for the location, the weekend and the service.
Royal Copenhagen Inn***
1579 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Other Hotel/motels to be found at: http://www.allstays.com/ http://www.motel6.com in Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, or Stanta Maria.
If you have or know or any other ways of supporting Michael Jackson then let me know and I'll add details to this page. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Below info from MJNI Message from Michael's Team to his fans around the world
First of all, let us take a moment to thank you on behalf of Michael for your tireless support of him during this very critical time in his life. We know that it is exhausting to have to listen to the negative media reports about Michael. Like you, Michael's team members are working very hard to support him at this difficult time and we thank you for your perseverance.
On that note, we have received notice from several fans, fan clubs and discussion board operators of vigils they are holding between now and February 13th, Michael's next court date. Michael is aware of these vigils and wished to let you know that he is deeply touched by your efforts. We also want to make sure that we are aware of each and every vigil for Michael. In that way, we can let Michael know about all of your efforts on his behalf. If you are holding a vigil please send us the date, location, time and contact information so that we can make sure Michael is aware of your actions. Thank you once again.
FUTURE VIGILS AND DEMOS INCLUDE:
Date: April 17th, 2004
Date: May 15th, 2004
Location: Train Station, Main doors.