Support Clemency for Leonard Peltier!

As a critical part of the ongoing campaign for the freedom of unjustly imprisoned Leonard Peltier, please participate in this call-in and letter-writing campaign for clemency.  This campaign will be active at least until clemency support letters are delivered to the White House en mass sometime in 2014.  So keep the calls and letters coming until then!

call-inCall-in to the White House every Friday: 202-456-1111

TTY/TDD Comments: 202-456-6213

Talking points:
• Leonard has served over 36 years in prison.
• The government has conceded that it does not know who shot the two agents.
• The government is still fighting vigorously to prevent the release of thousands of pages
of documents under FOIA – documents that should have been turned over to
defense attorneys years ago.
• Leonard will be 68 on September 12th; he is not in the best of health.

Please note: The average hold time has been 5-6 minutes. Please do wait on the call even if it is 10-15 minutes.

write-in*Send a letter to Obama supporting clemency using the talking points above:

The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President of The United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

or Fax: 202-456-2461

Also, mail a copy to the Letters for Leonard campaign:
P.O. Box 4444
Trego, MT 59934

and/or email a copy to: nyclpdoc[at]gmail.com.

Build support:

-Encourage your church leaders, members and humanitarian groups to write President Obama on their stationary.

-Contact congressional delegates. Schedule a meeting to talk with them about Leonard’s case. This is your opportunity to urge them to take a position on Leonard’s release. Seize the opportunity to educate members of Congress who may not know the specifics of the case or even about Leonard Peltier. Meet with those who are sitting on the fence. Others who are long-time supporters need to be asked to become Leonard’s champions in this important campaign. You might want to frame your request for a meeting with a phrase similar to “How may we work together to seek justice for Native Americans? How may I help you in your role as a leader?” Then ASK your representative, along with their colleagues, to write a personal letter to President Obama urging the immediate release of Leonard Peltier.

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