Leonard Peltier: "I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there."
As the attention of the world is fixed on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, political prisoners incarcerated in the United States - the so-called land of the free - need to be front and center.
The ANSWER Coalition participated in the International Forum on Peace and Reunification, visited political prisoners, held meetings with progressive organizations, and joined in several protests and actions.
Read an open letter drafted by Co-Representative and Chief Executive Director of the Corean Alliance for Independent Reunification and Democracy Lee Sang-Jun demanding the release of political prisoner Kim Hye-young.