PRESIDENT OBAMA: CLOSE GUANTANAMO PRISON

President Obama,

Seven years ago, you said on national television that you were going to close Guantanamo. Seven years later, the world is still waiting. Over its history since the first prisoners arrived on January 11, 2002, Guantanamo has imprisoned 779 detainees, most of whom were held without charge or trial. As of November 2015, 107 detainees remain imprisoned at Guantanamo. The prison camp is not only an outrageous violation of the rights of the hundreds who have been held there, it is a blight on the history of the United States.

We, the undersigned, call on President Obama to visit Guantanamo Bay and use his executive powers to close the prison (and return the navy base to the people of Cuba!).

Sincerely,

Who's signing

Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
Charlotte Diedrich
Jonathan Jaeger
Kenneth Ashe
kees thieme
Monica Pearce
Eliza Tague
Robert Macinnes
Cynthia Smith
John Miate
Anna Shajara
David Feuer
Rita Meuer
Angela Delli Sante
Ken Gilmour
Allan Widmeyer
Angela Allport
Angela Heimburger
David Brodnax
Thomas Shultz
Barby Ulmer`
Jan Boudart
Margaret Truman
Emily Green
Shokooh Behran
Daniel Gonzales
Sally Peck
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  • Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
    signed 2016-01-13 11:59:41 -0500
  • Charlotte Diedrich
    signed 2016-01-13 11:48:27 -0500
    Shame on you!!!!
  • Jonathan Jaeger
    signed 2016-01-13 11:25:29 -0500
    Please apply the U.S. Constitution to all persons including detainees on the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay. If that is beyond your authority please return the Guantanamo Bay base to the Republic of Cuba.
  • Kenneth Ashe
    signed 2016-01-13 10:46:55 -0500
  • kees thieme
    signed 2016-01-13 10:07:52 -0500
  • Monica Pearce
    signed 2016-01-13 09:45:49 -0500
  • Eliza Tague
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-13 09:42:12 -0500
    Hey @POTUS @BarackObama, it's time to #CloseGitmo! 14 years is far too long. #J11
  • Eliza Tague
    signed 2016-01-13 09:41:50 -0500
  • Robert Macinnes
    signed 2016-01-13 08:58:25 -0500
  • Cynthia Smith
    signed 2016-01-13 08:41:27 -0500
  • John Miate
    signed 2016-01-13 07:38:03 -0500
  • Anna Shajara
    signed 2016-01-13 07:02:10 -0500
  • David Feuer
    signed 2016-01-13 05:34:33 -0500
  • Rita Meuer
    signed 2016-01-13 05:16:31 -0500
  • Angela Delli Sante
    signed 2016-01-13 05:12:23 -0500
  • Ken Gilmour
    signed 2016-01-13 04:58:56 -0500
  • Allan Widmeyer
    signed 2016-01-13 03:34:34 -0500
  • Angela Allport
    signed 2016-01-13 03:13:50 -0500
  • Angela Heimburger
    signed 2016-01-13 02:46:22 -0500
  • David Brodnax
    signed 2016-01-13 02:45:20 -0500
  • Thomas Shultz
    signed 2016-01-13 02:06:09 -0500
    Act on your own, Mr. President!
  • Barby Ulmer`
    signed 2016-01-13 02:04:52 -0500
    Yes! Force the Pentagon to give medical records to countries ready to receive those cleared for release. Speed up the releases and CLOSE Gitmo NOW!
  • Jan Boudart
    signed 2016-01-13 01:28:17 -0500
    People being held without charge or trial? I thought the American Revolution was about that.
  • Margaret Truman
    signed 2016-01-13 01:17:11 -0500
    This is why you can’t believe anything a politician tells you.
  • Emily Green
    signed 2016-01-13 01:10:32 -0500
  • Shokooh Behran
    signed 2016-01-13 01:05:36 -0500
    I recommend to all especially President Obama to read the book "For God And Country by James Yee’ s astonishing memoir tells how a patriotic West Point graduate found himself faced with capital charges, subjected to abusive treatment, and imprisoned in solitary confinement-without any basis in truth. It is a story that shows the dark side of an unregulated and overzealous war on terror, in which danger is anticipated everywhere and a true American patriot becomes indistinguishable from a shadowy enemy. Instead of being honored for his unique contribution.
  • Daniel Gonzales
    signed 2016-01-13 01:02:55 -0500
  • Sally Peck
    signed 2016-01-13 00:48:47 -0500
    This prison is a disgrace and embarrassment to the USA. We claim to be just and fair. Imprisonment without trial is wrong. Torture is wrong.
  • Jesse Campbell
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-13 00:40:28 -0500
    Hey @POTUS @BarackObama, it's time to #CloseGitmo! 14 years is far too long. #J11
  • Jesse Campbell
    @JesseWCampbell tweeted link to this page. 2016-01-13 00:40:24 -0500
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