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We write today to make both an announcement and a request.
The announcement is that we have asked Indigo Cantor to take a larger role in the strategic operations of the LPDOC as a liaison.
Indigo will help co-ordinate projects and supporters to help reach maximum effectiveness toward Leonard’s freedom. She is very open to ideas and suggestions that you may have. Communication is KEY, so talk with her when you need things or have ideas.
We believe she is an innovator and that her very positive energy will be just what we need at this time. She will also help with Congressional and legal efforts and will report directly to the board.
“Indigo is an extremely important asset to the Committee, everyone please welcome her with open arms; we need everyone’s cooperation in working with her, she is very valuable to us, has come in at a critical time, and we’re grateful for her.”- LP
Many good people have come and gone in these long years and each and every one has contributed to the effort and has made a difference. The job has been daunting and many have stayed as long as they could but were eventually compelled by life and its responsibilities to move on. Most have been steadfast in the fight for many, many years. The gratitude we have for ALL of Leonard’s supporters has NO bounds.
Yet here we are, and Leonard is still locked up in a steel cage almost 2000 miles from his family and home.
You know it and we know it. It’s time.
SO, here is the request: we would like to issue a call for All hands on deck!!
As of May 2013, there are a number of strategic efforts in the works, some of which are not being made public at this time in order to properly launch them for maximum benefit to Leonard. Leonard and the board have extreme confidence these strategies will bring forth exciting results you will all be proud and energized to be a part of.
After 38 years of working toward a goal and not realizing it, frustrations and tempers are bound to grow and need a place to go. We must transform any negative energy or frustration into POSITIVE action! Leonard DEPENDS on it, his life and well-being DEPEND on us working in unity and cooperation. There can be NO other way.
Remember, All hands on deck. Many of you have special skills you can offer, be it writing, technical, organizing, marching, etc. The time is NOW, to put our efforts together and push in the same direction at the same time.
This is, quite likely, Leonard’s last real chance for freedom.
When his transfer was denied last month the Prison casually told him he could reapply in two years. Leonard’s health and age may not allow for that.
In two years he may not have the stamina to apply for anything. Or worse.
In the Spirit of Getting Leonard out of Prison!!!
-The LPDOC Board of Directors.
To all LPDOC Chapters.We have been contacted by several individuals asking for direction. What is needed is to keep up the pressure on the White House comment line and with your individual Senators and Congressman.
You should know that there is a lot of work being done by the committee and though it is not yet public, it will soon be. One of our ongoing efforts has been with Amnesty International. We will be making an announcement soon about a new international letter-writing campaign we have coordinated with AI London. AI members and chapters world-wide will be encouraged to write letters to President Obama expressing their support and concern for Leonard’s plight and calling for his freedom. This is a very big deal and will have Leonard’s picture posted on fliers and on posters. As soon as things are finalized we will post it to all chapters, issue a press release, and post it on the website.
There are several other efforts in progress that cannot be made public at this time.
We suggest that you continue to do the excellent work you have always done and take every opportunity you can to table, speak publicly at Pow Wow’s, Churches, Colleges, Union meetings and any other public events you can. Bring your Peltier banners to any and all public events you are able to attend including Idle no more.
As always the committee is in need of funding help. As you know we very successfully raised awareness of Leonard’s case at the New York concert but it was not successful financially. Please hold fundraisers in your area and send what you can to the National Office in Wisconsin.
Thank You for all you have done and continue to do for Leonard.
LPDOC Board of Directors.
My understanding of this position is that we are suppose to be supportive with knowledge sharing and ideas for the Chapters in our Regions, Help welcome & educate new Chapters.Speak out and work with our Chapters to Educate the Public with-in our time & financial abilities.In general to help promote good team-work. I do not think that it means we have to hold their hands 24 hours a day and micro-manage every thing they do.Now that’s just a very basic over-view of mine.
I am interested in knowing what others consider the positions responsibilities to be or not to be.
I am also interested in seeing RO’s share ideas and tips on Event Planning,New Educational Formats,anything and everything that may help each of us be a stronger voice for Leonard!
Looking forward to your responses,