October 25, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Contact Congress About NDAA

Earlier this afternoon President Obama vetoed the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over numerous provisions that were unacceptable to the White House.

In the coming weeks, Congress and the President are likely to negotiate a new version of the NDAA. This impacts our work in two ways. First, we need to make sure that Congress includes the McCain-Feinstein amendment banning CIA torture in the new NDAA, as it was already part of the version that was vetoed. Second, this gives us an opportunity to improve the provisions of the NDAA that would unreasonably restrict transfers out of the prison at Guantanamo.

We need to flood Members of Congress with your emails and social media posts asking them to keep the McCain-Feinstein amendment banning CIA torture in the final version of the NDAA. Congress also needs to hear that you support giving President Obama a clear path toward closing the prison at Guantanamo.

People of faith have persuaded this Congress to make enormous strides toward banning CIA torture forever. This is the final step needed to pass the McCain-Feinstein amendment into law, so please contact your Members of Congress now.

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