President Obama has not signed the National Defense Authorization Act, and he hasn’t vetoed it either. So there is still time to call the White House and sign the national petition against the NDAA.
Call President Obama 202-456-1111
The President has neither vetoed the NDAA bill nor he has signed it yet. Which means there is still opportunity to ask him to veto it. The NDAA bill passed by Congress contains some of the most dangerous provisions we’ve ever seen: it would allow the government to imprison anyone indefinitely without trial or charges—even US citizens just based on suspicion.
This is America. We have rights, and we demand that our government respect and protect them. Call President Obama Today: 202-456-1111
1. Call President Obama urging him to veto indefinite detentions in NDAA 2012 bill: 202-456-1111.
2. Call ten friends, colleagues and relatives to call President Obama as well. Do it every day.
3. Forward this action alert with your friends.
ACLU Petition On 2012 NDAA – ‘President Obama: Listen to the American People, Not Your Advisers’
President Obama: Listen to the American People, Not Your Advisers
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was just passed by Congress, and is on its way to the President’s desk. The bill contains a dangerous provision that could be read to authorize the military to detain anyone in our country, including U.S. citizens, without charge or trial.
The President’s advisors are recommending that he not veto this legislation despite earlier promises to do so.
The whole world is not a battlefield and President Obama should make that clear. Tell the President to veto any bill that contains indefinite detention without charge or trial.
What is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)?
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a bill passed by Congress in early December. It contains provisions that, if made law, would order the military to arrest, and indefinitely detain, even US citizens merely accused (but never proven) of involvement in terror-related crimes. Americans who care about liberty and freedom must take immediate action. Whether concerned about communities vulnerable to racial profiling in the war on terror, or the ideological profiling apparent in the FBI’s investigation of dozens of peace & justice activists around the country, or simply preserving the right to trial or the longstanding prohibition on domestic military deployment, all Americans share a stake in this struggle.