by: Rabbi Michael Lerner on December 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Lawmakers from the Senate and House met in a closed-conference and released the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report Tuesday night, whereby conferees reinserted language in the bill that allows for the indefinite detention of Americans without charge or trial. The NDAA is unconstitutional and un-American.
Tell your representative to say NO to indefinite detention and vote NO on the NDAA!
To close the Guantánamo prison was a hallmark of the president’s 2008 campaign. Urge President Obama to VETO the 2013 NDAA and tell him that he campaigned on the promise of a renewed commitment to the rule of law, and by signing the defense bill, he will not be able to fulfill his commitment to closing the infamous detention center in Guantánamo once and for all.
Call your rep at the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate: 202 224-3121 and ask for the office of your congressional representative and then again for each of your two U.S. senators.
Then, call or email President Obama at the White House at 202-456-1111 or send a comment here.
If you are a person who voted for President Obama because he was supposed to be “the lesser evil,” then now is the moment to get him to act like someone who cares about human rights and civil liberties.