Supporter, on Thursday, the Senate "compromised" away your Constitutional right not to be imprisoned without charge or trial.
Your voice is needed more than ever. Tell President Obama to veto the bill now.
The Senate's so-called compromise in the “Defense” bill simply states that this new law will not change existing law. Yet this new law's language is far worse than existing written law and the White House view of existing law is worse still.
We must demand a veto of this bill more loudly than ever.
The meaningless compromise on perpetual detention was reached after the Senate rejected the Udall amendment stripping out the offending language and a Feinstein amendment that would have allowed trial-free imprisonment only for non-U.S. citizens.
So far, more than 20,000 of you have joined the call for a veto of this dangerous bill. Help us reach 25,000 so the President hears us loud and clear.
We cannot accept our government allowing the President and the military to lock people away in violation of our Constitutional rights.
If you know people who agree (and who might be confused by corporate media coverage), please forward them this email.
Thanks. -Aimee, David, Sarah and the RootsAction team
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S. 1867, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (see sections 1031-1032)