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 16018 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
16018 1 month ago Madeline Bogen Manhattan, KS
16017 5 months ago Beverly Anslow Gladstone, OR Chelsea Manning cannot help that she feels like a woman. It is not fair to judge her.
16016 6 months ago Anonymous Cambridge, MA Manning was a traitor in a time of war and should have been assigned a death sentence by a military court. Sickens me that KSG alumni would support this treasonous idiot... but oh so typical...
16015 7 months ago Andrew Hunn St Teath, ot Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Very hard to live a brave and honorable life.
16014 11 months ago Anonymous Newent, ot Manning attempted to make the American public aware of how their government was deceiving them.
16013 1 year ago Jeanne Sprague Rockford, OH
16012 1 year ago Michelle Simmons Little Canada, MN
16011 1 year ago Ivan Bailen Louisville, KY
16010 2 years ago roxy harrington holmen, WI
16009 2.1 years ago Takisha Settle Hendersonville, NC
16008 2.2 years ago Colleen Wysser - Martin Norman Park, GA
16007 2.2 years ago Carolyn A. Kidder Wayne,, PA I know this is ‘old hat’, but I still think it was wrong. You should offer it to her again.
16006 2.2 years ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
16005 2.2 years ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
16004 2.3 years ago Annette Ahlander Albuquerque, NM Bye, bye, Harvard! So much more congenial, I think, when former presidents John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Barack Obama walked your illustrious halls . . . What happened, "Pompous Pompeo"?
16003 2.4 years ago Anonymous Hanover, NH
16002 2.4 years ago Derek Martin By Spean bridge, ot
16001 2.4 years ago Rod Stokes Valrico, FL
16000 2.4 years ago Nadia Mousa Union City, CA
15999 2.4 years ago Jennifer Heckart Ardmore, PA
15998 2.5 years ago Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA
15997 2.5 years ago Pstty Ford Pasadena, TX What a shame, I have always associated intellect with the Harvard name. I assure you that if JFK was still alive that he would speak out at the travesty of justice by this revocation associated to ...
15996 2.5 years ago Jessica Casanova Elizabeth, NJ
15995 2.6 years ago Pamela Boston Handen, ot
15994 2.6 years ago Rayburn Blake ON
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Background:
> New York Times: Harvard Revokes Fellowship for Chelsea Manning After Criticism
> List of Past Harvard Kennedy School Fellows