November262011

Fight National Defense Authorization Bill. Support Udall Amendment

Battlefield: America. 

 

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.

 

-Source: ACLU Blog, http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being

 

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: www.durbin.senate.gov

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 

Facebook.com/SenatorDurbin

Twitter.com: @SenatorDurbin

 

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (R)

Website: www.kirk.senate.gov

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 

Facebook.com/SenatorKirk

Twitter.com: @SenatorKirk

 

Indiana Senator Dan Coats (R)

Website: www.coats.senate.gov

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

Facebook.com/pages/Senator-Dan-Coats

Twitter.com: @SenDanCoats

 

Indiana Senator Richard Lugar (R)

Website: www.lugar.senate.gov

Website email contact form: http://www.lugar.senate.gov/contact/contactform.cfm

VALPARAISO: (219) 548-8035 

DC: (202) 224-4814

Facebook.com/senatorlugar

Twitter.com: @senatorlugar

 

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.

Strength. Solidarity. Love. Occupy. 


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