Join our Campaign to Get the Facts out on Guantánamo

Military commissions continue to sluggishly move forward. In the time that military commissions have managed to convict 4 people, federal courts have convicted more than 400 terrorism suspects.

Human Rights First is fighting the fear-mongering with facts. Listen to retired generals and admirals make the case for closing Guantánamo in our video—and join their efforts by signing our petition below. They'll personally deliver it to the candidates they meet.

As the midterm election season gets underway, we're teaming up with retired generals and admirals to share the basic facts about the military commissions and educate candidates from both parties that our nation will be stronger when we close Guantánamo and use our courts.

We need your support! Sign our petition below. Next stop is Illinois, where we're meeting with 11 candidates and getting the word out in radio, television, and papers.

Dear Candidates,

I am writing to ask that you support closing Guantánamo and using our civilian courts to try terrorism suspects.

Congress should preserve the Administration’s ability to bring terrorist suspects to justice in the United States, resettle them abroad, or repatriate them as appropriate. Should you win the seat you are running for, I ask that you support efforts to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay and end military commissions.

Our federal courts have convicted 400 terrorists since 9/11. Military commissions have only convicted four, two of whom have already been released.

Please stand strong against the fear-mongering, listen to national security experts who support the decision to close Guantánamo, and use our tried and true system of federal courts to see justice served.

Guantánamo has been a stain on America’s reputation. It has undermined our values, undercut our counterterrorism efforts and squandered an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the American justice system. If you win your office, please help us fix this and bring the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks to justice.

Thank you.
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