Join the DSA Queer Caucus to write letters to Chelsea Manning!
You must RSVP to NYC.DSA.QC@gmail.com to get the address for the party. We will send out the address the day of.
Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail for refusing to reiterate testimony she made 6 years ago which the Grand Jury attempted to subpoena. Come join us to write her letters of encouragement and support.
There are strict regulations for writing to prisoners. Letters must be addressed specifically, on white paper, in undecorated envelopes.
If you can't bring paper or envelopes, we will have some there for you to use.
You can also donate to her legal defense fund:
In an article by Kevin Gosztola:
"A federal judge sent Chelsea Manning to jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury that is investigating WikiLeaks.
“I will not comply with this, or any other grand jury,” Manning declared in a statement. “Imprisoning me for my refusal to answer questions only subjects me to additional punishment for my repeatedly-stated ethical objections to the grand jury system.”
“The grand jury’s questions pertained to disclosures from nine years ago and took place six years after an in-depth computer forensics case, in which I testified for almost a full day about these events. I stand by my previous public testimony.”
“I will not participate in a secret process that I morally object to, particularly one that has been historically used to entrap and persecute activists for protected political speech,” Manning added.
On March 6, Manning appeared before the grand jury after she was granted a minor form of immunity for her testimony.
“All of the substantive questions pertained to my disclosures of information to the public in 2010—answers I provided in extensive testimony during my court-martial in 2013,” Manning stated afterward. “I responded to each question with the following statement: ‘I object to the question and refuse to answer on the grounds that the question is in violation of my First, Fourth, and Sixth Amendment, and other statutory rights.’”
Judge Claude Hilton had Manning jailed on a civil charge of contempt. She will be jailed as long as she refuses to testify or as long as the grand jury is empaneled in Alexandria, Virginia."
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