Leonard Peltier's Unit out of Lockdown
International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Greetings Friends, Family and supporters
We were hoping to share some good news about our visit with Leonard this week but that was short lived. Even though the Elder’s Unit where Leonard is housed is no longer locked down, Coleman 1 is in a lock down status thus preventing visits. However, the prison stated there may be visits next week-end, we’ll see! We are still actively pushing to get a special legal visit! In fact, we had to speak to the Bureau of Prison’s Regional office in order to have the legal department in Coleman respond to our attorney. If this denial of a Legal Visit continues, we will pursue the matter in court! Leonard’s freedom depends on his ability to work closely with his legal team. While we have been building up a legal fund, filing a brief can be very, very costly, so we need your continued support. You can help by purchasing merchandise from the website shop or check out the new paintings on Peltier Art.
We were able to speak with Leonard over this last week. He was extremely pleased to hear so many folks called the office requesting post cards to send to President Trump. We have a new front image on the post cards and have successfully distributed over 3,500 cards. We still have post cards in stock, so please e-mail us your physical mailing address, the number of cards you are requesting and we will put them in the mail for you.
Leonard is optimistic that reaching out to President Trump at this time may garner his freedom. He encourages those of you that enjoy writing to take some time to write a letter to President Trump. He suggests discussing the FBI lies and government misconduct that has been used to keep him in prison for 44 years. On our website is an example letter with information on these subjects.
For our wonderful Oklahoma supporters, we have a booth at the Woodie Guthrie Festival this week end. On July 27-29th we will also have a booth at the 68th Indian Hills Powwow and August 10-12th at the Tulsa Powwow of Champions. So please stop by and say hello to our board member, Mark Maxey.
We recently installed a landline in the National Office, please make note of our new telephone number; it is 813-488-7851. We are always thinking of new ways to reach out to Leonard’s supporters to make it easier for you to receive the most current information about Leonard, our campaigns, fundraisers and events.
Thank you again for your support.
The ILPDC National Office and Board