Jeffrey and I would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your support you have shown us throughout his wrongful incarceration. It is difficult to fathom that my beloved husband has been imprisoned for the last 2.5 years and that truth and justice did not prevail. Forever Jeffrey must wear the scarlet letter of being a supposed traitor to his country. The country he still loves.
As the new year begins, we are preparing for Jeffrey's transfer to a halfway house scheduled for January 16, 2018, where he will complete the remainder of his sentence. This new year brings hope that we can begin the arduous journey of rebuilding our life that the government vehemently destroyed.
Jeffrey is faced with the daunting task of obtaining employment with seven felony convictions of espionage. He is an intelligent, ethical, and compassionate man who desires to once again contribute to our world.
Please continue to support us and assist in Jeffrey's homecoming.
Your help for the Jeffrey Sterling Homecoming Fund will assist with a plane ticket for Jeffrey from Denver Colorado (near where he has been in prison) to Saint Louis Missouri; public transportation expenses for Jeffrey to attend job interviews and medical appointments, as we only have one vehicle; a cell phone; and other expenses that will be necessary for Jeffrey to rebuild his life.
Jeffrey and I thank each of you for your genuine concern, direct actions you have taken to assist us in trying to obtain justice and medical care, and your generous financial contributions. We remain eternally grateful and humbled by the outpouring of goodwill we have received. Every one of you has had a direct positive impact in our daily life sustaining our fortitude against this gross miscarriage of justice.
We wish all of you and your families a healthy, peaceful, and happy new year.
A postscript from the RootsAction Team:
We’re sending this letter from Holly to you and others who have helped Jeffrey by signing petitions, writing to him in prison and/or donating to sustain his family.
You have stood by Jeffrey.
Now, any amount that you can donate to the Jeffrey Sterling Homecoming Fund will be deeply appreciated by Holly and Jeffrey as they strive to repair their lives together.
Those of us on the RootsAction team are excited to anticipate Jeffrey's release. Ever since launching a petition campaign in late 2014 that urged the Justice Department to drop its charges against Jeffrey, we have been proud to stand with these two principled and brave people as they've withstood the vindictive weight of the U.S. Government.
If you can put some money in the hat to help with the Jeffrey Sterling Homecoming Fund, that'll be great.
Please share on Facebook and Twitter. And if you'd like to read about Jeffrey's trial or watch the 12-minute ExposeFacts documentary "The Invisible Man," please go to the last of the Background links below.
>> BBC News: "Jeffrey Sterling's Trial by Metadata"
>> John Kiriakou: “CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Placed in Solitary Confinement”
>> ExposeFacts: Special Coverage of the Jeffrey Sterling Trial
>> Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: "Sterling Verdict Another Measure of Declining Government Credibility on Secrets"
>> Norman Solomon, The Nation: "CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Prison: The Latest Blow in the Government's War on Journalism"
>> Reporters Without Borders: "Jeffrey Sterling Latest Victim of the U.S.' War on Whistleblowers"
>> AFP: "Pardon Sought for Ex-CIA Officer in Leak Case"
>> Documentary film: "The Invisible Man: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling"