24 Senators Urge Biden to Close Guantanomo!
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has joined 23 other Senators in a letter to Biden, urging him to close Guantánamo! This is a big step in the right direction. Let’s thank Sen. Gillibrand and push Sen. Schumer to speak out as well.
Senators Urge Biden To Shut Down Guantánamo, Calling It A ‘Symbol Of Lawlessness‘
Two dozen U.S. senators sent a letter to the White House outlining steps to shutter the crumbling military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where many men have been held uncharged for nearly 20 years.
USA: Close the Guantánamo Detention Center! Help us close Guantanamo, and ensure the transfer of all cleared detainees to countries that will respect their human rights. Tell President-Elect Biden: the Guantánamo Bay detention facility should be shut down once and for all!
Join the growing movement to close Guantanamo and to end the policies which have allowed our country to hold people without charges or trial for indefinite periods of time. Sign the Amnesty International Petition!
What can Congress do?
We encourage you to contact your Congress members on or around the anniversary of Guantanamo on January 11 to encourage them to:
- close Guantanamo in a just and quick manner,
- charge or release remaining prisoners,
- allow for transfers to US for trial or medical needs,
- reopen the State Department resettlement office
Get more info from this website Witness Against Torture. Here you can check if your member of Congress is a member of one of the committees. If not, you can information on how to contact the chair of each committee.
NOTE: Rep. Gregory Meeks from Queens is Chair of House Foreign Relations Committee. Contact him! 202-224-3121