Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oppose Indefinite Military Detention

IMPORTANT  UPDATE: This bill has been consolidated with 3 other bills regarding this act (S.1254, 1255 &1256) and was submitted by Sen. Carl Levin on 11/15/11 AND IS NOW S.1867. Today (Nov. 29, 2011) is the last day for consideration and debate on this bill. This bill corresponds to the house bill H.R.1540 submitted by Rep. Howard P. McKeon on 4/14/11 and passed by the House on 5/26/11.
WRITE YOUR SENATORS TODAY to tell them to NOT pass this bill!!!
The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge.

The Defense Authorization bill — a "must-pass" piece of legislation — is headed to the Senate floor with troubling provisions that would give the President — and all future presidents — the authority to indefinitely imprison people, without charge or trial, both abroad and inside the United States.
Go HERE to send a letter to our senators telling them that Maine Citizens will NOT accept this and to NOT pass sections 1031 and 1032 in S.1253, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA).

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