This week we are asking our community to reach out to their local city councils about statements of support for Julian Assange and a free press. The easiest way to find the contacts for your local council is simply to search for your city’s website.
Information To Share;
I recommend sharing This Motion from the Melbourne City Council about their support for Julian and Wikileaks with your local councils.
This Article about Melbourne’s support Julian Assange is also another encouraging bit of information which can help provide perspective to your local councilfolk.
I recommend reaching out as soon as possible because there is most likely only 1 or 2 council meetings left before the trial begins at September.
As always, write a letter from your heart and be as encouraging as possible. If you aren’t sure what to say, you can use this template below.
I am a resident of your city and I am writing you today because I want to encourage you to stand up for free speech and a free press. Julian Assange, the founder and publisher of Wikileaks, is being held in the Guantanamo Bay of the UK known as Belmarsh. On September 7th he will be returning to court to defend himself against US extradition and the threat of 175 years in prison for exposing war crimes.
Tomorrow the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will be meeting with President Donald Trump to celebrate the signing of the new trade deal. President Obrador has vocally supported Julian Assange thanks to the pressure of organized labor in Mexico and we are seeking to have him pressure President Trump.
I compiled a list of emails from Mexican Consulates around the world so we can collectively ask President Obrador to ask Trump to immediately release Julian Assange.
We are asking everyone to be as respectful as possible when contacting the consulates! This is a copy of the message that I sent to the consulates.