Today, April 11, is the National Day of Action to support the Guantanamo hunger strikers and to call for Guantanamo to be closed. This effort is sponsored by Witness Against Torture and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

Find an action near you and/or call President Obama urging him to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo. There are phone numbers below, along with a script for callers to use. Support the hunger strikers and end indefinite imprisonment without trial. Close Guantanamo now.

What you can do:

1) Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 or switchboard at 202-456-1414 and ask for President Obama to close Guantanamo. You can use this sample script to help you with your call:

“Hello, I’m _________ from ____________. I’m calling to ask President Obama to keep his commitment to closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo is a place where prisoners were tortured and where many continue to be detained indefinitely without trial. As a person of faith, I hope President Obama will stand up for American values, like fairness, justice and respect for human dignity, and close Guantanamo.”

Also, you can email the President about this issue at the website of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

2) Tweet: @BarackObama @WhiteHouse Please keep your promise to close #Guantanamo. #CloseGitmo @NRCATtweets

3) Pray. Here is an interfaith prayer that you can use.

Find more information at Witness Against Torture.

Check out today’s Press Release about actions around the country.

It’s Time to Close Guantanamo!

 


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