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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Petition Obama Veto National Defense Authorization Act

The Senate made way for passage of S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, including a provision that allows worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial - a provision Senator Mark Udall attempted to strip out of the bill with an amendment that failed by a vote of 38-60 on November 29.

The ACLU blog post (thumbnail) written after the Senate vote points out that the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the FBI and the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division have all said that the indefinite detention provisions inthe NDAA are harmful and counterproductive:
http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senate-rejects-amendment-banning-indefinite-detention

President Obama has threatened to veto this bill if this provision remains in it. It is likely that the conference committee that will reconcile the Senate version with the House version once the Senate passes the bill will leave the provision in the bill. So we need to contact the President and urge him to veto S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, as currently written.

1) Send a message to President Obama:
https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

2) Or call the President:
       202-456-1111
(TTY/TTD: 202-456-6213)

3) After sending a message and/or making a phone call, you can also add your name to the online petition that an individual just created on the White House web site: http://wh.gov/jeY

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