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December 1, 2011

URGENT: Second Chance to Prevent Indefinite Detention of Americans

The Campaign For Liberty reports…

A vote could occur today on two amendments introduced to prevent the indefinite detention of American citizens as currently written into the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 1867.

Senate Amendment (SA) 1126 would “clarify” Section 1031 to explicitly state within the section that the authority of the military to detain persons without trial until the end of hostilities does not apply to American citizens.

SA 1125 would limit the mandatory detention provision in Section 1032 to persons captured abroad, not in America.

While there are certainly still problems with the indefinite detention of any persons without trial in a seemingly endless “war on terror,” both of these amendments will remove the worst offending provisions against American citizens and prevent turning America into a battlefield.

Please contact your senators ASAP to demand they support SA 1125 & 1126 to the National Defense Authorization Act to prevent the indefinite detention of American citizens. Phone numbers of your Senators are provided when you are logged in to our Not Afraid campaign, and you can also fire off a letter.

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