Call the White House for Leonard Peltier

The White House comment line is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST. From the U.S., make your calls to the White House from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., regardless of your time zone to ensure that calls in support of Leonard Peltier will be received by the White House throughout the work day. You can send a TEXT to 202-456-1111, as well, as long as your carrier provides text-to-landline service.  Depending on your cellphone carrier, charges may apply.

Keep It Short and Sweet

Data show that an excellent way for Peltier supporters to communicate with the White House is by telephone (i.e., the White House comment line at 202-456-1111).

First, familiarize yourself with Leonard Peltier and his case.

It's important to keep your call to the White House comment line as brief and to the point as possible. Remember that every minute you're on the line, you're preventing another Peltier supporter from reaching a White House operator.

If in the United States, identify yourself and your city and state. It never hurts to mention whether or not you're a registered voter and your party affiliation, if any. Otherwise, quickly get to the point of your call.

An innocent man has been imprisoned for nearly 40 years. Big problem right? The solution is simple. President Obama must right the wrongs of the past and grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.

International callers can express concern, as well. Deliver the same message. Identify yourself and your country. Demonstrate that support for Leonard Peltier's freedom is worldwide.

Remember that some 2,500 to 3,500 phone calls are received daily via the White House comment line. If the line is busy, try the White House switchboard at (202) 456-1414. Ask for the comment line. You may be placed on hold until the next available staffer can take your call.


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.