Send a Letter to the President

Tell Him to Free Peltier Now... Because It's the Right Thing to Do!

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First, familiarize yourself with Leonard Peltier and his case. Then write a letter using your own words to express your concerns and urge President Obama to free Leonard Peltier.

Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure your message gets noticed by the White House.

1. If you write a letter, please consider typing it on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. If you hand-write your letter, please consider using pen and writing as neatly as possible.

2. Please include your return address on your letter as well as your envelope. If you have an email address, please consider including that as well.

3. And finally, be sure to include the full address of the White House to make sure your message arrives as quickly and directly as possible:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Consider sending a postcard to the President, too.


Learn More

Peter Matthiessen

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Meticulously researched, this courageous book is the definitive work on the Peltier case. The author successfully defended against lawsuits brought in three different states, surviving an eight-year litigation designed to block the book's publication.

Jim Messerschmidt

The Trial of Leonard Peltier

Foreword by William Kunstler. A well-documented and researched study, this book examines the orchestration by the federal government of the wrongful conviction of Native American activist Leonard Peltier.

Leonard Peltier

Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance

Edited by Harvey Arden. Peltier chronicles life in prison. Peltier explores his suffering and the insights it has borne him in the context of American Indians and their struggle to survive.


We the People

We the People have read your Constitution, Mr. Obama.  We also are aware of the clemency application review process (28 C.F.R. Part I, §§ 1.1-1.11) and know that these guidelines do not bind the President. Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) cannot regulate or otherwise limit the presidential clemency power. The authority to grant clemency to federal prisoners belongs only to the President of the United States (under Article II, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution). You have the power to grant clemency to anyone, for any reason, and at any time.