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December 6, 2011

This Bill of Rights Day, stand with us to stop the NDAA

Stop NDAAOur nation celebrates Bill of Rights Day every December 15, the anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

But last week—just two weeks before Bill of Rights Day—Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As you've already heard, the NDAA allows the indefinite military detention of US citizens without trial. It contains potentially the most oppressive national security powers we’ve seen in our lifetimes, easily worse than any Bush administration policy.

Join the Bill of Rights Defense Committee in standing against the military detention provisions of the NDAA. Here are some ways  you can take action:

  1. Add your voice to the thousands of Americans saying "NO!" to indefinite detention without trial. Sign our petition against NDAA. We also have a special petition for military service members, veterans, and retired officers, because those voices are uniquely important on this issue.
     
  2. Learn more about NDAA. Our toolkit on the NDAA includes information on why the NDAA is so dangerous, talking points about the bill, and ideas for anti-NDAA events and actions you can hold in your community.
     
  3. Host an event in your community. Bill of Rights Day is just around the corner: Thursday, December 15. Standing up for the right to trial, separation of powers, and presumption of innocence is a great way to celebrate the Bill of Rights. Local actions can help demonstrate widespread opposition to this dangerous law and shift the discussion in Washington. Our toolkit offers a wide range of ideas about what kinds of events you might host. Tell us about your event and we'll help promote and publicize it!

I'm eager to hear about events in your community, as we at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee continue speaking out about these issues. Please let us know how we can help you raise your voice this Bill of Rights Day and beyond.

Shahid Buttar
Executive Director