Manning, who was jailed for refusing to testify on WikiLeaks, does not have access to proper health care while incarcerated.
The whistleblower and former intelligence officer pledges to "stand by my principles" and "exhaust every legal remedy available."
Whether you love the WikiLeaks founder or regard him as a threat to democracy, he is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
The change aims to fix a security clearance system whose weaknesses were exposed by the case of a Navy contractor who gunned down a dozen people at Washington's Navy Yard in 2013.
The famous whistleblower has an eye-catching platform, but some critics believe she is seeking to make a statement of protest, not become a member of the U.S. Senate.
The whistleblower, who is running against Maryland's Ben Cardin to be the Democratic candidate for the Senate, ends a campaign video with a hashtag that has come to signify her optimism.
In her first live television interview, the freed whistleblower appeared on "Democracy Now!" to discuss her plan to change America.