[act-ma] Pardon Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner Special Birthday Stand-Out Harvard Square MBTA Stop-5 PM - 6 PM Thursday December 6, 2018

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Pardon Imprisoned Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner Special Birthday Stand-Out Harvard Square MBTA Stop-5 PM - 6 PM Thursday December 6, 2018

December 4th is Reality Leigh Winner’s birthday but due schedule conflicts we are commemorating the event December 6th in a special tribute. Holidays and birthdays are tough times for political prisoners behind the walls. Those outside need to show they do not stand alone.

We Will Not Leave Reality Leigh Winner Behind-Join the call of Stand with Reality, Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist, Code Pink, About Face, Roots Action, Freedom of the Press Foundation and many other organizations for a pardon by President Trump   

Ms. Winner had been charged under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute originally designed for spies and saboteurs aiding foreign governments in time of war, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in U.S. election systems to Intercept, an on-line news organization.

On June 26, 2018 Ms. Winner entered a guilty plea to the espionage charge in the Federal District of Georgia in Augusta. On August 23, 2018 the judge acting on the recommendation of the prosecution formally sentenced her to sixty-three months in jail and three years of supervised probation thereafter. By pleading guilty, Ms. Winner has given up her right to appeal the espionage statute as applied to her and/or its constitutionality. That leaves a presidential pardon or commutation of sentence as the only serious remedies left.

This is the stiffest sentence ever given to a civilian whistle-blower. We believe the sentence against Ms. Winner is grossly disproportionate to her offense and is designed to create a chilling effect on investigative journalism by dissuading sources from sharing information that is critical to the public interest. Conviction does not end our support for Ms. Winner who like other political prisoners needs to know that those outside the prisons are still concerned about her welfare. For more information about the Winner case go to StandWithReality.org.

Under Article II, Section 2 The President… shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment. We urge you to come stand with us at Harvard Square on December 6th at 5 PM. If you can’t please Google the following website now to add your signature to the pardon campaign -timing is important:

Pardon Reality Winnerhttp://bit.ly/pardonreality

Write or sent a card:

P.O. BOX 27137 FORT WORTH, TX 76127

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