ALBUQUERQUE – The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee Albuquerque Chapter is calling for a mass call in to the White House this coming Thursday, February 6, 2014 starting at 9:00 am.
The White House telephone number is: 202-456-1111.
Commemorate the date, February 6, 1976, of Leonard Peltier’s illegal arrest and incarceration. Plan an event: rally, march, outreach, screen a film, write letters- canvas, have a bake sale- talk about Leonard at every opportunity. Spread the word to call the White House comment line or write to President Obama and tell him to FREE PELTIER!
The following “Call to Action” is posted on the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee Albuquerque Chapter’s Facebook page:
“Together we can overwhelm the White House comment line. Call early and call often throughout the day. All you have say is “Tell President Obama to Free Leonard Peltier!”
We know many supporters call the White House comment line consistently. Let’s make this a successful and coordinated phone zap….”
Leonard Peltier has been in prison for 37 years
Peltier, Lakota, has been in prison for the past 37 years. He was convicted of killing two FBI agents who showed up on June 25, 1975 at a private residence in Oglala, South Dakota.
Many American Indians and others around the world view Peltier as a political prisoner. Through the years, Peltier’s supporters have included: the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and Bishop Desmond Tutu, among other prominent names.
Those willing to make calls are urged to tell the White House you are calling regarding Federal Prisoner Leonard Peltier # 89637-132. Tell them you want Leonard released immediately by Presidential Clemency or any means.