Congressional candidate Jen Perelman and podcaster Katie Halper co-hosted #FreeAssangeTelethon, an all-day livestream event featuring renowned activists, journalists, comedians, and many others highlighting the persecution of Julian Assange and encouraging supporters across the U.S. to call their representatives to demand the DOJ drop the charges. Find a sample phone script for your call to your representative below!
- 1:30 p.m. EDT: START
- 1:45-2:00 p.m. EDT: Nathan Fuller of the Assange Defense Committee
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT: John Kiriakou, Medea Benjamin, and Kevin Gosztola
- 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT: Lee Camp, Rania Khalek, and Ron Placone
- 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT: Justin Jackson, Kate Willett, and Jordan Chariton
- 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT: Norman Solomon, Marjorie Cohn, and Shahid Buttar
- 6:00-7:00 p.m. EDT: Chris Hedges & Margaret Kimberley
Throughout the broadcast, the hosts encouraged supporters to let their representatives know that they want the Biden Administration to drop the case against publisher Julian Assange.