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Celebrity Auction to Raise Money for Matthew’s Legal Fees and Restorative Care:

Devon Bostick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1–3 and The CW’s series, The 100, is raising money for Matthew Rushin’s legal defense and restorative care. He has original artwork, signed script covers from the stars of The 100, and a beautiful artbook that he will write a message in if you would like. He is also inviting friends, like Ricky Whittle from the Starz series, American Gods. Check out the auction above!

Who is Matthew Rushin?

Matthew Rushin is a young, Black autistic man. A year and a half ago, he was a mechanical engineering student at Old Dominion University. In January of 2019, Matthew was involved in a car accident. Within hours, he was charged by a magistrate with attempted murder. He is currently serving a 50 year sentence with 40 years suspended.

This is a temporary website (permanent website in the works) to help you learn more about Matthew Rushin and how to help.

Matthew Rushin is a young, Black autistic man. A year and a half ago, he was a mechanical engineering student at Old Dominion University. In January of 2019, Matthew was involved in a car accident. Within hours, he was charged by a magistrate with attempted murder. He is currently serving a 50 year sentence with 40 years suspended.

This is a temporary website (permanent website in the works) to help you learn more about Matthew Rushin and how to help.

Articles About Matthew Rushin:

A Young Black Man Was Sentenced to 50 Years For a Car Crash, by Washington Post

Matthew Rushin is In Prison for Being Black and Autistic, by Terra Vance

Matthew Rushin and the Virginia Police Department, By Terra Vance

Matthew Rushin and the (In)Justice System: The Worst Nightmare of Every Parent of an Autistic, by Terra Vance

Meet Matthew Rushin, by Terra Vance

Matthew Rushin: An open letter to the Commonwealth Attorney of Virginia Beach, by Terra Vance

Matthew Rushin: Body Cam Footage and a Forensic Engineer Weighs In, By TerraVance 

Matthew Rushin: Did the Virginia Beach PD Suspect Seizure And Ignore It?, By Terra Vance

I Know Why Matthew Rushin Said He Wished He Was Dead, by Stephanie Bethany

Our Dance With Matthew Rushin, by Rebecca Cavender 

 

Action Items:

The first thing you can do is send everyone you know to FreeMatthewRushin.com and make sure to tag all your social media posts with #FreeMatthewRushin so that they can be tracked.

Sign the 757Black Lives Matter Petition to Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam.

Contact the Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam. You can also call 1−804−786−2211. Press 1 to leave a message. You do not have to speak to anyone. See the Action Guide below for a script of what to say.

Contribute to Matthew’s legal defense.

For the full Action Guide, click here.

To view the Action Guide as a Google Doc, click here.

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