Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, was a U.S soldier convicted in July 2013 for a series of offenses including violations of the Espionage Act, after leaking more than 700,000 classified files of diplomatic cables and other documents to Wikileaks widely known as “Cablegate”. Included in these were videos of the massacre of civilians in both Afghan and Iraq wars. Dishonorably discharged from the Army; Manning had already served 1,294 days in prison when she was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years confinement with the possibility of parole in 8 years. Manning is a transgender woman and had suffered excessively harsh treatment during her detention in Quantico. After sentencing, she said in a statement, "I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female...”
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With your support, we generated a massive outcry, and President Obama used his last days in office to do the right thing. President Obama has commuted her 35-year sentence to end on May 17, 2017. Chelsea has been in prison since May 2010. She was held in solitary confinement and attempted suicide twice. She risked everything to do what she felt was right.
CODEPINK has supported Chelsea Manning for years: We marched in the freezing cold when she was imprisoned at Quantico military base; Tighe from CODEPINK DC shed his clothes to protest in front of the White House when Chelsea was "stripped" of her rights; we attended every day of her trial at Fort Meade, and we've written support letters to her while she's languished in prison. We love and appreciate Chelsea Manning and support her during her wrongful imprisonment.
We still have time to show her our appreciation before she enters the next chapter of her life. Send her a letter.
CHELSEA E. MANNING 89289
1300 NORTH WAREHOUSE ROAD
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS 66027-2304
(Any mail addressed to Chelsea risks the possibility of being returned or destroyed)
Join the Chelsea Manning Support Team by emailing: Chelseasupport@codepink.org