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Feb 5, 2010
Focus: Indigenous Rights
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Tomorrow, 2/6/2010, is the anniversary of the Leonard Peltier's arrest in the travesty of horrors that led to the 'kangaroo court' sentencing and to his now nearly 34-year injust incarceration for a crime he did NOT commit. Please join me in phoning and/or faxing Justice Dept head, USA Attorney General Eric Holder, and demanding that an executive review be done of Mr. Peltier's case: to FREE LEONARD PELTIER! The numbers below come from the Free Leonard Peltier e-newsletter:

Phone: 202-514-2000   Fax:  202-307-6777  [I faxed]

Here is what I faxed to USA Attorney General Holder:

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Honorable USA Attorney General Holder:

 

I am faxing your office on the eve of the anniversary of the February 6, 1976, arrest of Leonard Peltier on trumped-up charges.  It will be 34 years tomorrow, that Mr. Peltier has been suffering unjust and miserable incarceration in our nation that points to itself as the beacon of democracy around the world.  This is a disgrace.

 

I am a 62-yr old disabled woman, a tax-paying citizen, and for over half of my life now Mr. Peltier has suffered horrific injustice within our legal system.  It is time for CHANGE.  Time for an executive review of the case against Mr. Leonard Peltier. Time to FREE Leonard Peltier.

 

That is the kind of change that President Obama campaigned on, that caused me to sacrifice from my fixed-income, and to work so hard to register new voters and go door-knocking – even though I had to use a walker to do so.  I stood at the bus stop in my neighborhood, holding up my “Obama for President” sign, so that rush-hour drivers could see it. I blogged internationally, and I did fundraising on the Obama website.

 

So now I’m saying to you:  deliver on our President’s promise of meaningful CHANGE for all Americans, the same promise that was reiterated at the recent First Nations Summit in Washington, D.C.

 

I am not content to let Mr. Leonard Peltier rot in prison and die there, an innocent man. That is not how I was raised as a child, and that is not what it meant in school when we were told to salute the flag in school and say, “With liberty and justice for all.”

 

The Civil Rights Movement in this country had better be made truly to include First Nations, when it comes to the actions of the Obama Administration.  I confidently expect you to right the dreadful wrong committed against Mr. Peltier – and FREE HIM AS HE SO DESERVES.

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