Tell the Harvard Kennedy School: Revoking Chelsea Manning's Fellowship Is Disgraceful

Please click below to sign this petition to Douglas Elmendorf, Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School:

By revoking Chelsea Manning's fellowship, you have disgraced the Harvard Kennedy School. By caving in to pressure from present and former top officials of the CIA, you have jettisoned academic freedom. By deciding that it is appropriate for Sean Spicer but not Chelsea Manning to retain a fellowship, you have failed to fulfill Harvard's responsibility to be independent of government power and coercion. During his stint at the Trump White House, Mr. Spicer earned a reputation for lying. As a whistleblower, Ms. Manning earned a reputation for truth-telling. It is a sad day when a record of facile mendacity is more revered at Harvard than a record of revealing difficult truths.


1-25 of 15994 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
15994 1 day ago Rayburn Blake ON
15993 3 days ago Anonymous Toronto, ON
15992 3 days ago Wilder Penfield Sutton, QC Next up, please: Getting Congress to take aggressive responsibility for the profitable murders that define the opioid crisis.
15991 5 days ago Anonymous Schöppingen, ot
15990 1 week ago David Morais METAIRIE, LA
15989 1 week ago CAROLYN DE VOE FLINT, MI
15988 1 week ago anna COCCIA rome, ot
15987 2 weeks ago David Pasch Helena, OH And this is Harvard? You should be ashamed ! ! Dave Pasch, Helena,OH
15986 3 weeks ago Oliver Tringham DARTINGTON, ot
15985 3 weeks ago Katelyn Tasto Becker, MN
15984 3 weeks ago Anonymous The Sea Ranch, CA
15983 3 weeks ago Katelyn Tasto Becker, MN
15982 4 weeks ago Anonymous Auburn, WA Harvard should stand up against government pressure and allow Chelsea Manning to retain her fellowship.
15981 4 weeks ago Alyce Davis Oceanside, CA Shame, shame, shame
15980 4 weeks ago Joel Moore Columbus, MS
15979 4 weeks ago Dawn Hartman Philadelphia, PA
15978 4 weeks ago Dawn Hartman Philadelphia, PA
15977 1 month ago Evelyn Chorush Houston, TX Chelsea Manning took incredible risks to inform us of torture and wrongdoing in our name. Shame on the Harvard Kennedy School for punishing the messenger. JFK would be horrified as would Bobby for t...
15976 1 month ago Samuel Allen Oneonta, NY Speaking as a father of a Harvard graduate, Harvard has demeaned itself so blatantly with this decision. Where is your courage and integrity?
15975 1 month ago Klarisse Dexter Lemon Grove, CA
15974 1 month ago Art Hanson Lansing, MI
15973 1 month ago Anonymous ON
15972 1 month ago Madeleine Ras San Francisco , CA
15971 1 month ago ladonna hendrickson tulsa, OK
15970 1 month ago Courtney Chelew Bend , OR
Next ->

By taking action you will be automatically signed up for action alerts from RootsAction. We consider your contact information to be private and confidential. We will NOT disclose it to any other entity unless you specifically authorize us to do so. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.

Background:
> New York Times: Harvard Revokes Fellowship for Chelsea Manning After Criticism
> List of Past Harvard Kennedy School Fellows