Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
TACOMA, WASHINGTON As promoters in New York prepare for the all-star "Bring Leonard Peltier in 2012" Concert, the Tacoma Chapter of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee has been encouraging people from around the world to call, email or write the White House to ask for executive clemency for Peltier.
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The chapter began the clemency campaign on December 9th. It will continue until December15th.
Peltier, tribal member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, is serving a life sentence in the US Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was convicted of the 1975 murders of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He was convicted in 1977.
Peltier is considered to be a political prisoner of war by many American Indians throughout the United States and others worldwide. Through the years, Peltier's supporters have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and Bishop Desmond Tutu, among other prominent names.
"Doing nothing will never free Leonard. It is up to each of us to act," is part of the message posted on the chapter's Facebook page which asks for those who will to make calls, email or write letters.
You may contact the White House by calling, emailing or writing letters to the White House:
White House Comments Line - 202.456.1111 or 202.456.1112
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The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
I support clemency for Leonard Peltier
posted December 12, 2012 9:40 am est