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December 20, 2011

Stop the NDAA: Demand a veto!

Last week, Congress gave final approval to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), despite the fact that it allows the president to put “any person who has committed a belligerent act” in military detention. By giving Obama and any future president the power to imprison anyone indefinitely and without trial on the basis of accusation—even without proof—of a “belligerent act,” the NDAA is a direct assault on the Bill of Rights.

President Obama had previously said he would veto the bill, but last Wednesday he backpedaled. He hasn’t yet signed the bill, though, so there’s still time for us to act.

Call the White House at (202) 456-1414 and demand that President Obama veto the NDAA.

Your actions have already made a real difference. Only seven senators opposed the NDAA in a vote December 1, but after dozens of actions across the country, the number of Senators opposing the bill nearly doubled to 13 by late last week.

So hit the phones today and tell the president to veto indefinite detention.

President Obama has until December 26 to either sign or veto the bill, but he hasn’t taken any action yet. Time is running out, but you can still make a difference.

Defend the Constitution. Call (202) 456-1414 now and tell President Obama that We the People are counting on him to veto this un-American law.

Shahid Buttar
Executive Director