110,000+ Signatures on
Chelsea Manning Petition!
Over 110,000 people have signed the petition to the White House to commute LGBTQ whistle-blower Chelsea Manning’s sentence to time served!! (see article below about the importance of Chelsea’s contributions to human rights)
By passing the 100k signature barrier, we have forced the Obama administration to directly address the petition, per the White House’s rules.
Vigil for LGBTQ Whistle-Blower
on Her 29th Birthday!
December 17th is Chelsea Manning’s birthday.
Chelsea, the world’s most prominent LGBT whistleblower, has exposed U.S. war crimes and immoral dealings with brutal dictators from Iraq to Afghanistan to Honduras and has deeply embarrassed and offended the U.S. foreign policy establishment.
According to a recent New Republic article, she has “served more time behind bars than any other whistleblower in history” and was “held in solitary confinement for 11 months before her trial, which she likened to torture; and it took Army officials nearly 18 months after she sought treatment for gender dysphoria to approve her for hormone treatments, but she is still required to conform to male military dress standards.”
The end of presidencies is a traditional time for pardons, and the next few weeks is Chelsea Manning’s best bid to finally win her freedom, especially since President-elect Trump has threatened to erase all protections for transgender military personnel, including those like Chelsea who are incarcerated.