“Thank you, truly, for your unwavering love and support during this entire ordeal. You enabled Chelsea to maintain her principled stance by providing her with the best legal defense team possible,” shared Team Chelsea earlier this week.
“Chelsea was released on March 12, 2020. She has been resting and trying to recover from being held in jail for almost a full year for resisting a grand jury subpoena … Chelsea has been taking some time to rest and recover, and is not planning any public appearances for the foreseeable future. She is staying indoors and safe and is hoping you do the same.”
If you would like to receive updates about Chelsea and all of her various projects, please join the new “Team Chelsea” mailing list here.
Follow Chelsea on Twitter @xychelsea (Twitter photo: Chelsea (left) with Janus Rose, in Brooklyn, New York, on April 21, 2020.)
To donate towards Chelsea living expenses during her transition to freedom, contribute here to her GoFundMe effort.
To write Chelsea directly via snail mail, her mailbox is:
Chelsea Manning c/o Queerious Labs
3542 Fruitvale Ave, #124
Oakland, CA 94602
Make sure the top line says “Chelsea Manning c/o Queerious Labs”
On Wednesday, May 17, Chelsea Manning will walk out of Fort Leavenworth military prison a free person. She has served seven years behind bars, more than any whistle-blower in American history.
In our new podcast, Internet privacy advocate, and Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder, Rainey Reitman talks about helping launch a movement that would eventually free an American political prisoner and hero.
Chelsea Manning: “Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine…. I am forever grateful to the people who kept me alive, President Obama, my legal team and countless supporters.”
For anyone interested in military law as it pertains to war resisters, “On Watch” is a must read.
I have known Chelsea as her attorney, advocate and friend for several years. The money will be deposited directly into her bank account, which is being managed by her current power of attorney.
It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May 17th. While she doesn’t have Internet, she remains in touch with supporters via phone—she usually takes time to hear about her Twitter account (@xychelsea), and dictate new posts. Chelsea’s attorney Chase Strangio has created the official Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund–please consider making a contribution. The final fiscal report of the Chelsea Manning Support Network is also available.
Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund for nearly seven years. Those funds provided Chelsea a legal defense team at trial, funded most of her appeals, supported hundreds of events worldwide, and was immensely important to winning Chelsea’s freedom. This is a message from the Chelsea Manning Support Network Steering Committee, originally titled “Chelsea Manning Support Network coming to an end”
By Chelsea Manning, published in the Guardian. To those who have kept me alive for the past six years … I know that we are now physically separated, but we will never be apart and we are not alone.
President Obama announced that he would commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence today. Instead of spending another 28 brutal years in a military prison for men, she’ll walk free in just a few months.