NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT BILL proposes the indefinite detention of American citizens in the United States and across the world.
Stand up and fight back!
In support of S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that S. 1867 will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”
Monday, November 28, the Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world, including the United States.
In response, Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is offering the Udall Amendment that will delete the harmful provisions and replace them with a requirement for an orderly Congressional review of detention power. The solution is the Udall Amendment; a way for the Senate to say no to indefinite detention without charge or trial anywhere in the world where any president decides to use the military. The Udall Amendment deletes the provisions and sets up an orderly review of detention power.
STAND UP! FIGHT BACK!
Contact your state senators!
Tell them to support the Udall Amendment and keep America from becoming a battleground.
Use email, telephone, and social media until the end of Monday, November 28 to exert pressure in favor of the Udall Amendment and citizen rights.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D)
Website email contact form: http://www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
CHICAGO: 230 S Dearborn St., Suite 3892 Chicago, IL 60604. (312) 353-4952
DC: (202) 224-2152
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (R)
Website email contact form: http://kirk.senate.gov/?p=comment_on_legislation
CHICAGO: 230 South Dearborn, Suite 3900 Chicago, IL 60604. (312) 886-3506
DC: (202) 224-2854
Indiana Senator Dan Coats (R)
Website email contact form: http://www.coats.senate.gov/contact
CROWN POINT: 11035 Broadway, Suite A Crown Point, IN, 46307. (219) 663-2595
DC: (202) 224-5623
Indiana Senator Richard Lugar (R)
Website email contact form: http://www.lugar.senate.gov/contact/contactform.cfm
VALPARAISO: (219) 548-8035
DC: (202) 224-4814
Or visit https://secure.aclu.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3865&s_subsrc=fixNDAA for a ready-to-send letter to your senator.
See http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm for a complete list of US Senators and their contact information.
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