From: Els Date: 08 Dec 2007, 03:22 PM
=+=+= INTERNATIONAL PELTIER FORUM =+=+=
December 8th 2007:
11628 days of WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT !!!
Global Write-A-Thon for Leonard Peltier
Save the Date: December 1st-31st, 2007
December 10th is International Human Rights Day.
To mark this day, join people all around the world and participate in our second Global Write-A-Thon for Leonard Peltier.
This year, we will concentrate on the release of the documents that the FBI are still withholding. Our Write-A-Thon is directed at Senator Patrick Leahy, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
What’s a "Write-A-Thon"?
Simply put: a "writing marathon".
Or write a ton of letters…
"Write = Might"
Your letters are the watchdogs, putting perpetrators of abuse on notice. Your letters are the light that shines through the despair prisoners of conscience and political prisoners face on a daily basis. Your letters are tools of freedom, paving the way for the abused and battered to finally find justice and freedom.
Participation is easy!
You can either pledge to write a letter by yourself, or, you can plan a letter writing event, at your home, school, church or even at your local cafe. You can hold your event, and send your letter(s) anytime from December 1st-31st, 2007. To make it even easier, we are providing you with a sample letter that you can print out.
You can download the letter at:
* the IPF website: http://users.skynet.be/kola/writeathon2007.pdf
* the LPDC website: www.leonardpeltier.net/documents/writeathon2007.pdf
Senator Leahy’s address is on the letter.
You can also fax your letter to Sen. Leahy at 202-224-3479 (for supporters outside the USA: 00-1-202-224-3479)
Please inform us how many letters you and your friends/family have sent. (note: have sent, not will send).
By the way, we are asking supporters to inform us on how many letters were sent (and from which country) for only one reason: it gives us an idea how many letters Senator Leahy will receive and if indeed, this turned out to be a writing marathon. It’s not to check on you personally. (smile)
* put "Peltier WriteAThon" as subject title
* tell us how many letters were sent
* as well as your city + state (for the USA) or city + province (for Canada) or city + country (outside USA & Canada)
Please note that our online petition is NOT the same as the Write-A-Thon. This past week, there are ten times more people than usual signing the online petition for executive clemency, addressed at President George W. Bush. Which, of course, is splendid. (big smile)
But the Write-A-Thon, taking place right now from December 1st to 31st, 2007, is about the release of the documents the FBI is still withholding and is addressed at Senator Patrick Leahy.
This is a writing campaign involving letters on "real" paper… Remember: paper, sign with a pen… put in an envelope with a stamp (those thingies you can buy at a real brick stone post office)? (grin)
PLEASE: either print out the *.pdf sample letter or ask Els for a Word *.doc copy.
Just so you would all know you’re not alone in writing… We’ve already received messages from supporters who sent their letters to Sen. Leahy from Australia, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland and the USA.
Thank you for your support !
Let’s write a ton of letters for Leonard.
Els Herten, International Peltier Forum
Toni Zeidan, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
=+=+= LEONARD PELTIER IS INNOCENT ! =+=+=