Happy New Year Everyone =)
To recap the events of this past month: Chelsea’s petition asking President Obama to give her time served reached over 100,000 signatures (and did so four days before its deadline).
The ACLU published a blog post demanding that President Obama commute Chelsea’s sentence, and so did Amnesty International.
Thurston Moore, Anohni, and Drones Club all released music tracks inspired by Chelsea, and Anohni made a music video specifically asking President Obama to release Chelsea.
On December 17, 2016, Chelsea had her 29th Birthday. As Chase Strangio writes:
In the face of everything, Chelsea engages with the world, models accountability, transparency and camaraderie, and imagines a more just future. Even as she is punished when she fights to live or chooses to try to die — Chelsea dares to claim her truth. She does not give up or give in and we are all better for it.
This year on her birthday, we have a chance to join her fight by calling on President Obama to free her.
Let’s hope the new year brings some good news; for Chelsea and everyone else.
Stay tuned right here, during these next 20 days.