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).
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.