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JL
- 382 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
Please email your Members of Congress and tell them that you support the Guantanamo transfer provisions in the Senate's version of the NDAA and that you want them to become law. We need to build upon our victory in the Senate



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JL A. (276)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:34 pm
Last month, the Senate voted in support of provisions that would make it easier to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries, to allow temporary transfers for medical treatment, and to allow transfers to federal courts for trial. This is a huge victory! Thank you for your efforts over the years to close Guantanamo.

This is only the first step though; the provisions are part of the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The final version of the NDAA needs to be negotiated with the House of Representatives before these important Guantanamo-related provisions can be passed into law.

Please email your Members of Congress today!

Please email your Members of Congress and tell them that you support the Guantanamo transfer provisions in the Senate’s version of the NDAA and that you want them to become law. We need to build upon our victory in the Senate to ensure that our country closes Guantanamo.

Thank you for your good work.

Sincerely,

Matt Hawthorne
Policy Director

P.S. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has worked hard over the course of its eight years to close Guantanamo.
 

Betsy Bee (1041)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:23 pm
I will call Vermont's one and only representative tomorrow.
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:38 pm
Thank you for taking a few minutes to make your voice heard.
S/S/N
 

Barbara K. (75)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:38 pm
Obama tried to have the prisoners transferred to the American prison system and hold trials in New York. The Repugs put a stop to that immediately by just simply saying "I object". It takes just one senator to stop any bill with those words. The Bill has been blocked ever since and can only be unblocked by that Senator. Now isn't that a stupid rule? Just another change that needs to be done in the Senate. There are about 400 Bills blocked right now, by Rs, that would have had us all on our feet and the economy on the mend.
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Autumn S. (154)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:44 pm
Signed and noted, thanks JL
 

Angelika R. (144)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:16 pm
signed previously, as you could guess ;) (nice to see how we split our tasks ;) )
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:19 pm
This pit needs to be burned to the ground. Prev signed-thx JL
 

Angelika R. (144)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:19 pm
Worse even, they DID tranfer some already, only did it the WRONG WAY; NAMELY AGAINST HIS WILL!
The man is now held in an Algerian(I think it was, if remember correctly-or else Tunesia) jail, was taken in upon arrival.
 

Shirley S. (176)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:40 pm
What ever happened to a MAJORITY VOTE ????
 

Mary T. (321)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:26 pm
Thank you JL - signed & noted
 

Laurie H. (730)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:15 pm
So Many Thanks JL, gladly signed & shared.~
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:57 pm
I appreciate it when I can sign a petition.

Thank you.
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:24 am
Sent and Notred
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:32 am
Why all the sympathy for a bunch of murdering terrorists they were killing American soldiers.
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday December 9, 2013, 1:46 am
Noted and signed. These people have been held without bail or trials. We have no idea what they have really done. We were told that this facility would be shut down years ago.. It isn't sympathy it is the law.
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:28 am
Thank you.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to make your voice heard.
 

Lona Goudswaard (77)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:40 am
I could sign by cheating a bit, but this issue is too important to endanger it by signing by pretending to live in America. I wish I could, though.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:56 am
noted and signed
 

John Gregoire (264)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:13 am
and we put those prisoners who swear to kill us all where? at your house?
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:55 am
noted
 

. (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 6:25 am
Signed and noted, but probably won't do much good. Guantanamo has been open for a long time and will probably stay open until the end of time. thanks for sharing, JL.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 6:31 am
noted and signed, thanks
 

JL A. (276)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:09 am
Most of them we have insufficient evidence they did anything. There have been plans vetted for holding in high security federal prisons the others where there is believed sufficient to try them on something for more than five years. Thank you all for signing and you are welcome.
 

Winn Adams (205)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:39 am
Noted and signed.
 

Ondine J. (138)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:39 am
Noted and signed, thanks.Hard to believe it still hasn't been shut down,
 

Jason R. (66)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:18 am
Oregon has our back but the republicans need this boogyman.
 

kate k (478)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:47 am
noted and signed too :-)
 

JL A. (276)
Monday December 9, 2013, 9:08 am
Please join me in flagging spam.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday December 9, 2013, 9:49 am
C2 REALLY need to do MORE against this ever returning WEEKEND SPAM! -i always report, of course! Multiple times even!
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday December 9, 2013, 9:51 am
btw-still so sad and frustrating to see some here still UNINFORMED, ignoring the facts that some inmates were FOUND INNOCENT time ago, yet still being held-and the few exceptions so far I already mentioned above!
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Monday December 9, 2013, 11:18 am
noted, tks
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:38 pm
Messages sent earlier. Noted. Thanks, JL.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:42 pm
noted, thanks
 

Rhonda B. (113)
Monday December 9, 2013, 3:20 pm
noted.
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:47 pm
Noted and done.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:50 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:27 pm
signed. This has been our nation's disgrace. How can we possibly face the rest of the world as a country of liberty when we don't even give people a trial? Keeping people indefinately (until they grow old and die) without being found guilty or not! It just baffles my mind.
We are so much like the former Soviet Union in "freedoms", that I wonder which is really the evil twin.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:29 pm
Done
 

David B. (38)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:40 pm
Thanks JL. Signed... Does anyone else find it rather amusing that the U.S. government condemns Chinas' human rights violations... Time after time, after time, ad nauseum?
 

JL A. (276)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:13 pm
You are welcome Autumn, Natasha, Mary, Laurie, Zee, Frans, Laura, RB, Ondine, Marija, Lois, Roger, Birgit and David.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:16 pm
noted, signed, shared
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:24 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:59 pm
Noted
 

JL A. (276)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:59 pm
We may be too late:

"
Lawmakers Reach Deal on Defense Authorization Act


Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) -- With the clock ticking until the House of Representatives departs Washington, D.C. on Friday, leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee hammered out a deal Monday to move forward with the defense authorization bill to fund the nation’s military next year.

The chairmen and ranking members of each committee announced Monday that they reached an agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2014, which will authorize $552 billion in national defense spending and nearly $81 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations. But as Congress faces a time crunch, the lawmakers were forced to act more quickly on the legislation than they would have liked. Rather than going to conference on the House bill and the measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee, private negotiations between the committee leaders occurred to craft the final deal.

“I wish we had time for a more full debate on this. But we’re here at this point saying we are where we are and we ran out of time,” Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said. “We owe the men and women in uniform and our national security to finish up this bill.”

“This is the only way we could pass a bill this year. It’s not the first time something like this has happened,” Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said.

The NDAA, which still faces votes in the House and the Senate, ensures that troops will be paid in 2014. It also contains provisions which prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. and bars the construction of facilities for detainees in the U.S.

But notably missing from the NDAA is a controversial measure sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., which would have removed the chain of command from the prosecutions of sexual assault cases in the military. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to hold a vote on Gillibrand’s amendment last month, but the vote was blocked by Senate Republicans. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., also crafted an amendment dealing with sexual assaults in the military that failed to receive a vote.

Though it won’t be included in NDAA, Gillibrand’s amendment could see a vote as a stand alone bill in the future.

"We are confident that we will get a vote. Regardless of what happens, the Senator will not go away, she will keep fighting to protect our brave men and women in uniform and to strengthen our military,” Bethany Lesser, a spokesperson for Gillibrand, said.

But despite Gillibrand’s and McCaskill’s bills not making it into the NDAA, there are still historic reforms regarding military sexual assaults contained in the legislation, including stripping commanders of their ability to overturn jury convictions, providing independent counsel to each victim that reports a sexual assault, and requiring a dishonorable discharge or dismissal for anyone convicted of sexual assault. The NDAA also criminalizes retaliation against victims who have reported a sexual assault, creates a civilian review of cases that are not prosecuted, and eliminates the statute of limitations in these cases.

McKeon hoped that the House could vote on the NDAA by the end of the week, setting up a vote in the Senate for next week.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio"
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday December 9, 2013, 9:05 pm
Petition signed. Thanks JL
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:48 am
Sent from Sweden via California. zip 95667.

Love
 

Sherri G. (117)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:11 am
Signed and Noted TY Cher
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 4:38 am
noted
 

Herbert E. (10)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 5:38 am
The Algerian who was set "free", sent to Algeria against his will was jailed on arrival.
 

Rhonda B. (113)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 5:58 am
noted TY Cher
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 9:18 am
Please join me in flagging spam
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 9:36 am
SPAMMER REPORTED

Cannot sign not US citizen
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 12:10 pm
signed . . . Get it done!
 

Jamie Clemons (283)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:32 pm
It is a huge embarassment close it down.
 

Dotti Lydon (112)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 3:25 pm
Signed. My Senators and Representative are all Democrats and they always respond.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 4:58 pm
Please join me in flagging spam.
 

Karen Chestney (110)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 5:08 pm
Thanks......Already called both my Senators and my Rep. in The House......They agree. It needs to be closed.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 5:40 pm
Update--all the spam....
 

Roxy H. (334)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 9:23 pm
US Officials Will No Longer Provide Information on Guantanamo Hunger Strikers


http://truth-out.org/news/item/20536-us-officials-will-no-longer-provide-information-on-guantanamo-hunger-strikers
 

Roxy H. (334)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 9:24 pm
and posting this in group discussion :

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=69461&pst=1757649

US Will Keep Future Gitmo Hunger Strikes Secret -- News From Antiwar.Com
 

Sara W. (108)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:07 pm
This country is based on a a justice system where people are charged with crimes and are tried in court. This place goes against that. If they are terrorists, then have them stand trial, but don't keep them indefinitely especially when some of them have been found innocent. Signed. Thanks, JL.
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:17 pm
Noted, signed and shared
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:23 pm
Spam flagged
 

Lynn Juozilaitis (141)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 11:35 pm
I agree with Natasha S! It needs to be burned down!
Thanks JL
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 9:06 am
Thank you.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to make your voice heard

Thanks JL.
 

Krystal R. (123)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 2:42 am
got it from group TY noted and signed
 

Krystal R. (123)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 2:44 am
Thank you.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to make your voice heard.

NRCAT has worked hard over the course of its eight years to close Guantanamo. Please consider giving financial support to NRCAT so that we can continue working to close Guantanamo. Guantanamo is a place where prisoners were tortured and where most detainees continue to be detained without charge or trial. It is time for our country to close Guantanamo!
 

Judy C. (101)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 11:58 pm
Noted before, signed now. Thanks J.L.
 

Franck R. (54)
Friday December 13, 2013, 11:35 pm
Noted & signed
 

Jane H. (138)
Monday December 16, 2013, 8:31 am
done
 

JL A. (276)
Monday December 16, 2013, 8:52 am
Thank you all for signing and you are welcome!
 
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