From: Leonard Peltier Defense/Offense Committee Northwest Regional Organizer's Office, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma, WA 98415-0464 bayou [at] blarg.net
Fliers and posters are ready for May 21, 2011 Leonard Peltier March. In the past when we did marches we could afford to send out bulk copies. This time we are already having to borrow money in order to move forward with promoting the march. And we still have our mass mailing to do. So we are requesting that supporters make their own copies of the flier and poster. Leonard Peltier support has always been a grassroots effort, with supporters taking upon themselves direct ways to help out. This time, more than ever, this needs to happen in order to build the momentum needed to get clemency for Leonard. If you want copies of the flier and posters to get them out please send a request, with your mailing address, to: bayou@blarg.
HANDING OUT FLIERS: Fliers can be handed out at most public events.
POSTERING: You can find places to put up posters at colleges, union halls, churches, bookstores, coffee shops, community centers and so on. PLEASE don't do illegal postering. In the past the police have harassed us over that. Given that the police don't much care for us anyway, they can use illegal postering to cause us a lot of trouble. And that is a distraction from all the other work we need to do.
One thing you can do, at colleges it works well, where you find places that have stacks of free newspapers, leave a stack of fliers.
FOLLOW-UP: There are people who side with the government on this issue and will take down our fliers and posters. If you can check back at the places you poster at and you may have to reposter every few weeks until the march.
SENDING OUT FLIERS AND POSTERS: You could help by mailing out fliers and posters to those that you believe may use them to help out.
Leonard Peltier support is made up of many parts. Each supporter that helps is a part of the active support. All the parts put together makes up the whole of the Leonard Peltier grassroots support movement. Please help if you can.
Those who can send a donation, please make checks out to: Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee (marks for NW March) and send them to:
TACOMA CHAPTER, LEONARD PELTIER DEFENSE OFFENCE COMMITTEE: P.O. Box 5465, Tacoma, WA
As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together we make a mighty fist.
-- Sitting Bull
REGIONAL MARCH AND RALLY FOR CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011, TACOMA, WA.
12:00 NOON: MARCH FOR JUSTICE Portland Ave. Park (on Portland Ave. between E. 35th & E. Fairbanks. Take Portland Ave. exit off I-5 and head east)
1:00 PM: RALLY FOR JUSTICE U.S. Federal Court House, 1717-Pacific Ave.
Matilaja: Yu'Pik/Yakama, Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
Steve Hapy: Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
Albert Combs: Coastal Salish drum song
Keynote Speaker: Ramona Bennett: Puyallup Tribal Member, Long time Native Activist
Dorothy Ackerman: Lakota Elder
Chauncey Peltier: Son of Leonard Peltier
Deeahop Conway, Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
Peter Bohmer, long-term activist, member of Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, and faculty at the Evergreen State College
Juan Jose Bocanegra: Coordinator/Organizer, The Committee for Immigration Reform and Social Justice (El Comite Pro Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social)
David Duenas: Puyallup
Arthur J. Miller: Northwest Regional Organizer LPDOC
Michael One Road: Portland Chapter LPDOC
CAR POOLS: OLYMPIA: There will be a carpool leaving from the parking lot at Harrison and Division at 10:15 am. SEATTLE: Meet at the Red Apple parking lot at 23rd and Jackson. Will be leaving at 10:30 am.
AFTER RALLY MEAL AND GET TOGETHER: At past Tacoma Peltier Marches we have had an after rally meal and get together. We are trying to organize that again for this march. This is very important this time because we want to organize groups in different aspects of the clemency campaign. If you can help with this please let us know, send an e-mail to: bayou [at] blarg.net and this will be something we will need donations for. Please make checks out to the Leonard Peltier Defense/Offense Committee (ear marked Tacoma march) and send them to: Tacoma Chapter, LPDOC, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma WA 98415-0464.
This march will kick off our New Northwest Campaign for Clemency for Leonard Peltier. It will take time to build this campaign and we ask for your help. Leonard has been in prison since 1976 for a crime he did not commit. His health has gotten bad and he needs all of us now. We need people to pass this statement to their friends, groups, organizations, publications, web sites and Facebook. We need people to post and pass out fliers. We need donations. We need to make this march as large as possible to show others that there is support for Leonard Peltier. Please help us. Please contact us if you can help.
For donations: Please make checks out to the Leonard Peltier Defense/Offense Committee (mark them for NW March) and send them to: Tacoma LPODC, P.O. Box 5464,
Tacoma, WA 98415. Thank you
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FACEBOOK ORGANIZING. Many of the great struggles of our times has used Facebook as a means to help organize people to come out to events. This has included the uprisings of people throughout the Arab world and working people struggling against union busting by politicians in the U.S. This new form of organizing has placed great power in the hands of grassroots activists. We ask all Leonard Peltier Supporters to use this tool to get the word out about the May 21, 2011 Regional Leonard Peltier March and Rally and the clemency campaign. Also, please post information on news web sites.