Please call the White House on today, Friday, in favor of freedom for Leonard Peltier, Native American activist in prison for a crime that he did not commit.
The number for the White House comment line is: 202 456-1111
If the line is busy, try the White House switchboard: 202 456-1414
and ask for the comment line. You may be placed on hold until the next available staff member can take your call.
Please, make that call.
Leonard Peltier was arrested for the shooting of two FBI agents in June 1975. In 1977 he was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to two terms of life in prison. Amnesty International’s review of the original trial concluded that it was unfair, and the organization has been petitioning for his release for decades. This sentiment is shared by the National Congress of American Indians (representing over 500 Indian nations in the United States), a number of US Senators and Congressmen, the Dalai Lama, and Parliaments representing Europe, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and more, plus over 500 scholars, politicians, and other public figures.
While we missed the big push on Friday, it doesn’t look like any time is a bad time to call or petition on Peltier’s behalf, who turns 68 in September. His next parole hearing appears to be scheduled for July 2024.