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Monday, January 2, 2017

A REQUEST FROM JERRY FRESIA

Dear Professor:

I wonder if you would consider posting the petition information below in an effort
to get President Obama to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg.

A recent interview by Amy Goodman with Robert Meeropol (https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/29/sons_of_julius_ethel_rosenberg_ask)
www.democracynow.org
Two brothers are making a last-ditch appeal to President Obama to clear their mother’s name. Michael and Robert Meeropol are calling on Obama to posthumously exonerate their mother, Ethel Rosenberg. She, along with their father, Julius Rosenberg, was charged with conspiring to share nuclear secrets with the Soviet Union and executed on June 19, 1953. At the time, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover accused the couple of committing "the crime of the century." The government alleged the Rosenbergs, along with Morton Sobell, helped the Soviet Union acquire the secret of the atomic bomb. But supporters say there’s no evidence that Ethel Rosenberg took part in espionage. A new report by the Seton Hall School of Law suggests Ethel was used by the government as a pawn for leverage in its attempt to build a case against her husband. We speak to Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. He was six years old at the time of their execution.
explains the current effort to get President Obama to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg. Interestingly, it was Roy Cohn who came up with the idea to prosecute Ethel, knowing she was innocent, in an effort to pressure Julius. And Cohn was close to the senior Trump and a mentor of sorts to our president-elect. So this is the last chance for awhile. They are close to 50,000 signatures but not there quite yet.

At the bottom of this email is text from the petition page. And here is the link to the website where the petition is located:

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