Global Write-A-Thon for Leonard
Save the Date:
December 1st-10th, 2007
December 10th is International Human
The date was chosen to honor the
United Nations General Assembly's
adoption and proclamation,
on 10 December 1948, of the Universal
Declaration of Human
Rights, the first global enunciation of human
commemoration was established in 1950, when the General Assembly
all states and interested organizations to celebrate the day as
saw fit. The day is a high point in the calendar of U.N.
in New York City, and is normally marked by both high-level
conferences and meetings and by cultural events and
dealing with human rights issues. In addition, it is
on December 10 that the five-yearly United Nations Prize
the Field of Human Rights is awarded.
governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human
field also schedule special events to commemorate the day. We
Human Rights day because there are many people who do not have
rights granted to them. This day was declared so that all of us can
aware of our rights and create an awareness among others, of
who are deprived of their rights.
To mark this day,
join people all around the world and participate in
Global Write-A-Thon for Leonard Peltier.
we will concentrate on the release of the documents that the
are still withholding. Our Write-A-Thon is directed at Senator
Leahy, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the
a "Write-A-Thon"?Simply put: a "writing marathon". Or write a ton
Each year, Amnesty International
organizes a Write-A-Thon for December
10th. This is where we
found our inspiration. Their slogan is "Write =
is oh so very true! (Thank you Amnesty International) Your
are the watchdogs, putting perpetrators of abuse on notice. Your
are the light that shines through the despair prisoners of
& political prisoners face on a daily basis. Your letters are
of freedom, paving the way for the abused and battered to finally
justice & freedom.
Participation is easy!
You can either pledge to write a letter by
yourself, or, you
can plan a letter writing event, at your home, school,
or even at your local cafe. You can hold your event, and send
letter(s) anytime from December 1-10, 2007. To make it even easier,
are providing you with a sample letter that you can print out. You
download the letter at:
the IPF website: http://users.skynet.be/kola/writeathon2007.pdf
Leahy's address is on the letter.
You can also fax
your letter to Sen. Leahy at 202-224-3479 (for
outside the USA: 00-1-202-224-3479)
Please inform us
how many letters you and your friends/family have sent.
have sent, not will send).
Send a message to the IPF
to the LPDC at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
put "Peltier WriteAThon" as subject title tell
how many letters were sent as well as your city + state (for the USA)
city + province (for Canada) or city + country (outside USA &
Thank you for your support !
write a ton of letters for Leonard.
International Peltier Forum