[Ppnews] Leonard Peltier - What you can do - Parole Denied
Political Prisoner News
ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Fri Aug 21 15:43:29 EDT 2009
"When you begin a great work you can't expect to finish it all at
once; therefore, you and your brothers [and sisters] press on and
let nothing discourage you until you have entirely finished what
you have begun."--Teedyuschung, Delaware
News from North Dakota, today, is that Leonard Peltier's parole has
been denied. He won't receive another full parole hearing until
2024, at the age of 79 years.
As sad as we all are, we are steadfast, undefeated. We will not
go away. We will not be quiet.
Take a moment to reflect. Just a moment. But then put your
disappointment behind you. Gather your strength. There's much
work to be done.
* Action Item 1: Contact the Attorney General *
On June 23, 1995, Amnesty International submitted a letter of concern
about the Peltier case to the then U.S. Attorney General. There
was no response. Write to Eric Holder, Attorney General. Ask him
to conduct an executive review of the case and to finally right
the wrongs of the past. Tell him it's never too late to find the
truth. Justice delayed is justice denied.
Eric A. Holder, Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Or call the Office of the Attorney General at 202-353-1555.
And while you're at it, ask Mr. Holder why more than 140,000
documents from a 30+-year-old case are still being withheld by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tell him America has a right to
know what occurred over 30 years ago and demand the release of all
documents related to the Peltier case.
* Action Item 2: Contact Members of Congress *
Use all the resources at your disposal to contact your Members of
Congress and continue urging them to support freedom for Leonard
Peltier. That support should be formally expressed in correspondence
to President Obama.
Also demand a full congressional investigation into the Reign of
Terror on the Pine Ridge Reservation during the '70s. It's long
past time for the truth to be told. See:
Do you use Twitter? Try using this service to quickly and easily
reach your Members of Congress: <http://tcxs.net/>.
You also can sign the petition:
Congress will not be in session for most of August. This is a good
time to meet with your Members of Congress in their home offices.
Make the appointment now. You can find locations, telephone numbers,
etc., via our congressional directory:
* Action Item 3: Call the White House *
Call the White House comment line to express your outrage at the
outcome of the parole hearing. Demand that President Obama free
Peltier now. Call:
(202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1112.
You also can send an e-mail to the White House. Go to
If you prefer, mail or fax a letter:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
Fax - (202) 456-2461
Better yet... Do all three.
Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.
Friends of Peltier
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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