Hands off Chelsea

On International Women’s Day, Chelsea Manning was wrongfully jailed for refusing to participate in a secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury investigation. While in jail she was served with a second subpoena. After being released, Chelsea Manning was wrongfully jailed a second time for again refusing to testify in front of a WikiLeaks Grand Jury.The U.S. government’s continued imprisonment of Chelsea Manning is nothing more than full-scale harassment.


We urge the U.S. Attorney for the East District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger to show compassion and grant a medical release of our sister Chelsea Manning.

Chelsea is a trans woman who has suffered harsh treatment during her detention in Quantico. She was held in solitary confinement, stripped of her garments, and tortured. While in federal prison, she attempted suicide more than once. She was dishonorably discharged from the Army; and 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. She was 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 the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Manning has testified repeatedly on the issue. With our support, we generated a massive outcry, influencing President Obama to use his last days in office to do the right thing and commute her sentence.

We are urging U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger to do the right thing and grant Chelsea a medical release from jail.


Who's signing

Matt Sullivan
Karl Koessel
Eldon Grossman
Steve Wise
Gordon Wood
Nancy Linkin
Manal Ramadan
Lois Sturm
Ellen Sturtz
Saffiya Shillo
Betsy Smith Smith
Dave Rendle
J B Kim
kathleen spencer
Johanna Cummings
Holley Daschbach
Phil Runkel
Carol Pinson
Thomas Askjellerud
Melvin Zimmerman
Gladwyn d'Souza
Marilyn Kaggen
Dennis Lintz
Edward Fisher
Therese Hartwell
Kathleen Cullen
Bert Giskes
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  • Matt Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:16 -0400
  • Karl Koessel
    signed 2019-03-11 16:24:10 -0400
  • Eldon Grossman
    signed 2019-03-11 16:23:39 -0400
  • Steve Wise
    signed 2019-03-11 16:23:14 -0400
  • Gordon Wood
    signed 2019-03-11 16:23:14 -0400
  • Nancy Linkin
    signed 2019-03-11 16:22:54 -0400
    Free Chelsea!
  • Manal Ramadan
    signed 2019-03-11 16:22:43 -0400
  • Lois Sturm
    signed 2019-03-11 16:22:12 -0400
  • Ellen Sturtz
    signed 2019-03-11 16:22:00 -0400
  • Dave Rendle #Ggto
    @teifidancer tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 16:21:10 -0400
    Tell U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger: Hands off Chelsea. Grant her a medical release from jail. #LeaveChelseaAlone #ChelseaResist Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/handsoffchelsea?recruiter_id=732368
  • Saffiya Shillo
    signed 2019-03-11 16:20:59 -0400
  • Betsy Smith Smith
    signed 2019-03-11 16:20:53 -0400
  • Dave Rendle
    signed 2019-03-11 16:20:48 -0400
  • J B Kim
    signed 2019-03-11 16:20:47 -0400
    In my book, Chelsea ranks as one of the bravest person in this world, if not this universe. Those who oppose her and want to bring hurt and harm to her are the weak in spirit. Those who oppose Chelsea are empty of compassi and are ill-equipped to imagine the fullness of God’s creation. These same people would do the same thing to Jesus Christ if Christ made the same statement as Chelsea has. With a little insight, Jesus Christ spoke truth. In telling the truth, he challenged the status quo and offered an alternative narrative. So, …. what did the people do? The crucified him. The weak could not or would not even consider the possibility of something different.
  • kathleen spencer
    signed 2019-03-11 16:20:22 -0400
  • Johanna Cummings
    signed 2019-03-11 16:20:05 -0400
  • Holley Daschbach
    signed 2019-03-11 16:20:05 -0400
  • Phil Runkel
    signed 2019-03-11 16:19:36 -0400
  • Barbara Watson
    @monstermash72 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 16:19:16 -0400
    Tell U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger: Hands off Chelsea. Grant her a medical release from jail. #LeaveChelseaAlone #ChelseaResist Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/handsoffchelsea?recruiter_id=356834
  • Carol Pinson
    signed 2019-03-11 16:19:02 -0400
  • Finn Eilertsen
    @undulat69 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 16:18:40 -0400
    Tell U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger: Hands off Chelsea. Grant her a medical release from jail. #LeaveChelseaAlone #ChelseaResist Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/handsoffchelsea?recruiter_id=46875
  • Thomas Askjellerud
    signed 2019-03-11 16:18:30 -0400
  • Melvin Zimmerman
    signed 2019-03-11 16:18:22 -0400
    How can a person whose title is Justice torment a long suffering victim of Governmental oppression?

    Further, how can we call our country a “democracy”?

  • Gladwyn d'Souza
    signed 2019-03-11 16:17:42 -0400
  • Marilyn Kaggen
    signed 2019-03-11 16:17:32 -0400
  • Dennis Lintz
    signed 2019-03-11 16:17:31 -0400
  • Edward Fisher
    signed 2019-03-11 16:17:29 -0400
  • Therese Hartwell
    signed 2019-03-11 16:17:07 -0400
  • Kathleen Cullen
    signed 2019-03-11 16:16:11 -0400
  • Bert Giskes
    signed 2019-03-11 16:15:56 -0400

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