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AIM for Freedom Campaign:
Bring Leonard Home!

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The Leonard Peltier Defense and Offense Committee is presenting their campaign plans to our supporters, friends and allies in the 37-year movement to bring Leonard Peltier home. With Leonard in our minds, hearts and spirit, we will try to bring him home. That is our goal and commitment, and we will do this is with your support. Rise to this call and put your energy into it!

In the urgent spirit of this campaign, we will begin directing our concerns to those with the ability to influence change, namely, President Obama.

President Obama – Write a letter to Obama about your feelings and outrage at Leonard’s continued imprisonment. Request clemency for Leonard Peltier.

The Honorable Barack H Obama
President of The United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
White House Fax: 202-456-2461
TTY/TDD Comments: 202-456-6213

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

Important Note about US Mail – Mike Kuzma has explained that postal letters will takes weeks to arrive at their destination in DC, but faxes and FedEx’s would get there sooner.

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 year. 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 his/her colleagues, to write a personal letter to President Obama urging the immediate release of Leonard Peltier.

Talking points:

  1. Leonard has served over 36 years in prison.
  2. The government has conceded that it does not who shot the two agents.
  3. 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.
  4. Leonard turned 68 on September 12th; he is not in the best of health.
  5. Leonard was brutally attacked on January 13, 2009 by two other inmates and prison officials did nothing to prevent the attack from happening.

Tribal Council Resolutions (If tribal member)

Contact us to assist you in getting a resolution passed by your tribal council.

Phone Actions Every Friday: Call the White House for Leonard: 202-456-1111

The average hold time has been 5-6 minutes. If we are waiting 10-15, then we are building our presence in the White House for Leonard. This is necessary and must be maintained.

International Supporters: Write letters to President Obama, and urge your government/parliament, etc. to issue an official position on Peltier’s case and to bring Peltier up to the state department and Obama. Also, contact your U.N. representatives to consider a resolution directed to President Obama to carefully review the Peltier case, in regards to clemency.

Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520

This time, the agents who have opposed Leonard’s bid for freedom will fail, because the lies will not be covered up or twisted. They are afraid Obama will do the right thing, so join us in setting this prairie fire for Leonard for the last time! He doesn’t have the luxury of time, and we have none to waste.

Don’t anyone dare let your hearts hit the ground because we have to work harder to get Leonard out. The most powerful means of accomplishing our goal is to know in your heart that this will happen. And if we get some good news, transfer or parole, don’t let up. Instead, increase your efforts and never stop believing you will be a part of something wonderful and honorable.

Sample letter to President Obama:

Your name
City, State, Zip Code

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

re: Leonard Peltier USP #89637-132

Dear President Obama,

This letter is among millions that have been written to US presidents on behalf of Leonard Peltier in the past 37 years of his incarceration. Foreign heads of state and world religious leaders, members of Congress and even a federal judge who was hamstrung by legal precedents have asked for clemency in Peltier's case.

The deaths of the agents is a horrible tragedy for their families, but a even greater tragedy is being done to Mr. Peltier, who has been nominated for the Nobel prize six times for his humanitarian works from behind prison walls.

As an American citizen, my conscience has been haunted by the inability of previous administrations to do the right thing and allow Leonard Peltier go home. When I look at the trial as a whole, I see shocking information about FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in his case. What happened, Mr. President, that an American, an American Indian at that, can languish in a federal prison for so long without a real look at what happened to him?

I have been aware that some federal agents have been actively undermining Mr. Peltier's efforts for years. They have lied about the evidence and testimony, and ignore evidence to the contrary in their statements to keep Mr. Peltier imprisoned. Attorney General Janet Reno reprimanded FBI Director Freeh for voicing his complaint publicly.

Mr. President, we ask that you please take a very detailed review of Mr. Peltier's cases, including the withheld FBI records supposedly classified for National Security reasons, inquire about his transfer to a medium security facility that meets his classification, and grant clemency. Mr. Peltier also is eligible for a parole under a 30 year law, but has not been granted this according to 28 U.S.C., section 4206(d).

When you were elected to the Oval Office, millions of us felt we were granted a fresh of breath air, and through this we hope that you will grant Mr. Peltier a breath of fresh free air. I'm sure you will see the world rejoice.


Your name

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106
Phone: 701/235-2206 • Fax: 701/235-5045

National Jericho Movement • P.O. Box 2164 • Chesterfield, Virginia 23832