Dear White Folk,
Let’s have some fun! Why don’t we practice writing some short letters, influence the people that have the power to free Matt, and practice saying the things that we want and need to say to other supporters that don’t know they are supporters yet? I feel strongly that not only is this the right thing to do, but it is way past the time to do it.
I respectfully ask you for action
John R. Crookston
FREE REVEREND MATT HALE!
Several of you in replying to my first letters have emailed back and talked about writing letters. To whom should we write? What should we write? I am not very good at that you may say. God, that sounds like school! Boy, if that is what we need to do to get Matt out, He is in trouble you might think. FUN??
Relax, First of all, Matt, (REVEREND HALE) is already in trouble, and the only thing we can do is make it better. Second, I know that we all want to do something, and anything starts with something. A letter is easy to write and it doesn’t have to be long. In fact, no matter how much information you put into one, most people only have a little bit of time and they don’t really care. The short 3 sentence letter above is a good sample to follow, as it does everything a letter needs to do.
You have the date at the top, followed by your name and address. That way they can write back without looking at the envelope (they threw that away already), and anonymous letters have no real meaning to anyone. You then have the name and address of the person or organization you are writing to. When you are addressing the envelope, this can be handy, because you know the address and most importantly who you are sending it to. The following are the people we want to get in touch with:
Jeff Sessions, Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice