Groups and organizations have an important role to play in securing freedom for Leonard Peltier. Have your group or organization endorse freedom for Leonard Peltier. Reach out to other religious and civic groups, unions, service organizations, etc., too. Ask for a letter addressed to President Obama or an organizational resolution in favor of an award of clemency to Leonard Peltier.
First, help the group or organization become familiar with Leonard Peltier and his case. Assist the group or organization in drafting a formal resolution or writing a letter to urge President Obama to free Leonard Peltier.
Here are a few simple things the group or organization can do to make sure its message gets noticed by the White House.
1. Type it on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. Letterhead is preferred and the letter should be signed by the person(s) having the authority to sign on behalf of the group or organization.
2. Please include a return address on the letter as well as the envelope. If the group or organization has 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 the letter arrives as quickly and directly as possible:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Alternatively, your group or organization can fax a letter to 202-456-2461.
Perhaps your organization can devise a formal resolution on Leonard's behalf and submit the resolution to the White House. See this sample resolution.
While less effective, your group or organization may also communicate with the White House via e-mail.
Naturally, an authorized representative of your group or organization may call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 to voice your support for an award of Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier.