January 4, 2017
President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
RE: Executive clemency for Leonard Peltier
Dear President Obama,
South Central Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is a gathering of Quaker Meetings and Worship Groups located in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Missouri.
This is the third letter that I have written pursuant to South Central Yearly Meeting’s 2015 decision to press for executive clemency for Mr. Peltier. At this time of heightened attention to Native issues, Mr. Peltier’s freedom would send a strong, calming message to activists and further cement your administration’s legacy of good faith in handling relations with indigenous peoples.
South Central Yearly Meeting
cc: Leonard Peltier
New York Yearly Meeting
National Congress of American Indians