Friday, November 10, 2017

Leonard Peltier Concert was Wonderful Success




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Greetings Friend, Family and Supporters;

It has been an amazing 2 weeks since we opened the National Office here in Tampa, FL. I have had so much help from Leonard's supporters here in FL. We are going to be putting Leonard's card in a wonderful gift shop, on the Suwanee River run by a longtime supporter. Tampa area supporters are planning an art show in the near future. Others have volunteer to help me scan the 10 boxes of (FOIA) Freedom of Information) papers and other documents needed to be researched by Leonard's legal team.
We did our first radio Peltier Update on WMNF 88.5 FM Two Worlds Indigenous Radio. We will have a 20-min slot every other Sunday from 10:05-10:25. Our next report will be on Nov. 19th. This show is produced here in Tampa and reaches the prison in Coleman so Leonard is able to hear it.
As you all know there was a concert in Tulsa last Monday evening, and David Hill and I were there to represent the Committee. Kari Ann is still suffering with back issues so she was saddened she couldn't attend. It was outstanding! We were able to introduce Leonard and his case to a new audience. All the performers talked about Leonard throughout their performance!
I would like to share a note that Connie Nelson, one of the organizers has wrote:
What a night Nov 6, 2017 was in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
_ Johnny Buschardt and I want to say thank you to all artists, fans and supporters for a night of magic for Leonard's Defense.
_ Although we didn't raise as much money as we had hoped, we did raise some and as Peter Coyote so appropriately stated, "If we did nothing more, we showed Leonard he was not abandoned!"

_ We feel that Hurricane Harvey and the numerous fundraisers for people left homeless and without transportation hurt our ticket sales. Leonard, being the man he is, asked us to hold off on advertising for the show because "those people needed it much more than he did!"
_ We will continue to do various types of fundraisers in the coming months. I told Leonard, "We're not free until you are free!"

_ Doksha! Connie Nelson_
The Committee and Leonard would like to thank everyone involved with the concert, and want to let them know that the money raised went directly into Leonard Legal Trust account, and the money will be put to good use by the lawyers and researchers, working for his freedom.
I personally want to thank all our supporters who helped us make the move, who have helped build Leonard's Legal Trust Account, and who are continuing to help us at our new office.
But the struggle it is not over! And here are a few ways you can help us:
-Check out the Art & Shop pages on whoisleonardpeltier.info for paintings and gifts for the upcoming holidays.
-Join us on our Twitter Blast, every Thursday from 6 to 6 with the following Tweet to Pres. Trump!
.@DonaldTrump Please Pardon Leonard Peltier 89637-132 "Gov says they don't know who shot the agents" return Leonard home to his family @PeltierHQ #donaldtrump
-Write a letter to Warden Roy Cheatam- USP Coleman 1 P.O. Box 1023 Coleman FL. 33521, ask him why Leonard has not been transferred to a Federal Facility closer to his home, or when are they going to take care of the medical problem with his hip, which has been causing him so much pain over the last 2 years.
-And last but not least: a check, money order or Pay Pal always helps to build Leonard's Legal Trust account so the lawyers can do the necessary work for Leonard's freedom.
If you are in the Tampa/St. Pete area and would like to see a few of Leonard's painting, call me at 218-790-7667 for a time to visit the Committee office.
I hope local folks, will come see us tomorrow Sat., Nov. 11th from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. at our stand at Circus McGurkis, 2601 54th Ave South, St. Petersburg FL.
With Respect, Thanks & Appreciation for all your support,
Paulette
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