President Biden: Drop the Charges and Pardon Assange!

President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland

We need the Biden administration to step up and defend our Constitutional liberties by dropping the charges against Julian Assange and issuing a pardon to prevent a future president from launching an attack on press freedom by reopening the case.

A pardon for Assange not only could save him from an unprecedented indictment under the Espionage Act that could lead to up to 175 years in prison. But also, a pardon could defend our First Amendment rights to free speech and free press. The Trump administration's reckless attacks on press freedom are still a threat today -- the case is still open.

The lifeblood of our journalism and democracy is at stake in this case. Attorney General Garland and President Biden have an unprecedented opportunity to impact U.S. history by dropping the charges and pardoning Assange!

Now is the time for us to come together and demand a pardon for Julian Assange to stop the unjust prosecution of a publisher and protect the free press in our great nation.


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To: President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland
From: Lisa Jones

Dear Attorney General Garland and President Biden:

I am urging you to fight for American values by dropping the charges against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and issuing a full pardon.

Assange has been charged by reckless Trump Justice Department with violations of the Espionage Act for his work on the Iraq and Afghan War Logs. That work helped expose the slaughter of civilians and government cover-ups.

Charging a journalist for working with inside sources or publishing information in the public interest is not what America should stand for. We need journalists like Julian Assange to hold government accountable and expose corruption and deception.

Dropping the charges and pardoning Assange would be a shining part of your legacy. I urge you to take this bold and principled step.