"To have her here and have the nation -- Atlanta, Chicago -- have them on the bandwagon, I guess with us or fighting with us,  means that were not fighting alone... means that were not wrong," Heard said.

The group and the National Lawyers Guild still believe the charges against Alexander should be dropped altogether -- something the state attorney's office has refused to consider.

"We hope that this trial doesn't even happen," McLean said. "We do sort of have our eyes on that, so we'll see what happens."

Supporters are planning a welcome home party for Alexander on Dec. 16. They are not sure if Alexander will be able to attend, but they want her to know there are people supporting her defense.

Free Marissa Now already has 400 members, and the group continues to write letters and send emails to state and local leaders, hoping to build pressure to have the battery charges dropped.

If the case goes to trial, they plan to fill the courtroom to show support for Alexander.