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Get involved for Laura Ling and Euna Lee

On behalf of the brave journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, I sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senators Charles Schumer (NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (14th Dist. NY). I have conformed it into a template so that you can do the same.

Dear (Individual Public Servant),

I am writing in support of all efforts in achieving amnesty for journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee. As you are aware, North Korea has ended its legal proceedings in North Korea and have convicted and sentenced these young journalists to 12 years in a labor camp.

I believe that now is the time for diplomacy and compassion to step in. I know that the United States has no formal diplomatic relationship with North the utilization of private and respectful diplomacy may be the only way to make headway in bringing these journalists home to their families.

I'm sure you agree that this is a humanitarian issue and amnesty is called for. They are women, wives, mothers, sisters and children who clearly had no intent to commit a crime in North Korea and any inadvertent breach of North Korean sovereign territory was without malice, has been admitted and apologized for. There are many issues that surround the relationship of the United States with North Korea...but none of them have anything to do with these young journalists.

They did their jobs honorably and "selflessly" for us in order to bring us information about our now it is our turn to show our gratitude for their bravery and compassion for their situation.

I implore you to use all diplomatic avenues to do what we have to do to bring these women home. And I beseech all of us who love information, enjoy freedom and have benefitted from the sacrifices of the brave men and women who report the news across the send a message of support on their behalf.

Thank you for your dedication to public service and your attention to this grave matter.
Star Jones
New York

Please feel free to copy, cut and paste any or all of my letter...or simply use it as a guide for your own thoughts about this issue...but WRITE TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES so that our collective voices are being heard. Here is all the info you need:

To write President Barack Obama, click HERE for the link.
To write Vice-President Joe Biden, click HERE for the link.
To write Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, click HERE for the link
To identify and write your own U.S. Representative in Congress, click HERE for the link.
To identify and write your own U.S. Senator, click HERE for the link.


  1. Thank you for template of the letter and contact information. Hoping every letter makes a difference and they will negotiate their safe release very soon. Thanks again, Star!

  2. Dear Star,

    The letter you composed was inspirational. Many of those who are unskilled in the art of writing but desire to voice their concern will be helped by your beutiful words. Thank you!

  3. I remember watching the Dr.Phil Show there was a episole about racist white police shooting unarmed black Americans. The white officer after shooting the unarmed black man put a gun of his in the dead black man right hand. Turns out the black man from birth NEVER could use that right hand it was impossible to handle that gun let along shoot at the police officer! Today cops don't even bother planting guns on unarmed black Americans they know the mostly white judges will give them a pass. They just claim they thought he or she had a gun so they had to fire 41 or 50 bullets at the unarmed Americans. To today whites that make the stupid comment''That race relationship are better today then in the pass. Hell no! It is getting worse in some cases the country is going backwards. Anytime a 92 year old black woman home along is murder by white racist cops 39 bullets to end her life. Then handcuff left to die on the floor of her home while the racist lowlife cops put weed in her home . To try and justify the murder of a 92 year old black woman! Or Sean Bell 23 year old unarmed American shot dead in the back in a car. His passeger shot18 time and lived UNARMED and the other passeger shoot 4 times UNARMED!Where is the white leadership why is it that only black Americans see the evil in these incidents? Given the fact that black Americans are fighting and dying in two wars protecting the rights of all Americans! Liberating Iraqi and restoring their civil rights in their country only to keep being disrespected in America is WRONG! President Obama reasonlly commented on the incident of the black Professor that was arrested in his home after the officer confrimed it was his resident. The President stated that the officer acted stupidly and he was RIGHT ! This is the leadership needed to idenify wrong behavoir in law enforcement! NO MORE PASSES!!! The President was right to call the act of police STUPID….. Gates was WRONG to call the incident RACIST! There should have not been a arrest . The stupid cop knew that ! That is why the charge was dropped before the President made his comments! Somebody other then the President deam the incident STUPID! With both black and white fighting and dying in Iraq for Iraq liberation it is disrespectful to all Americans to foolessly arrest a American at his home after finding out the reason for your call was WRONG!!!! The problem for me was the stupid cop comments that the President disrespect all polices! Remember .Boston police was very stupid when just because a white man stated his wife was murder by a black man.! Disrespected any and all black men in Boston … Only to find out later the white man murder his wife and unborn child! ….So this incident shows the Boston Police are still stupid! It also tells me that the Cheif of Police lack the leadership needed to stop the stupid! Now the world knows the tape didn't show Mr. Gates yelling like the STUPID Police Sgt. stated. Also the caller did mention race HISPANIC so the idiot Sgt. was color blind and STUPID!


Your comments are welcome as long as they are in keeping with the spirit of this blog. They must be positive about your life, your community, our nation or our world. They must elevate...not denigrate...and if you criticize me or my position...state your name and email address so I know who you are and can address you directly. My rules. Star