|Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-4)|
Similarly, observers believe "Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan is a progressive champion who has emerged as a leading national figure on the left wing of the Democratic Party." (See "Mark Pocan and Reid Ribble stand together against endless war" on The Cap Times)
|Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2)|
Now a bill is pending in Congress -- the The Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act (HR 4372) -- also known as the "Come Clean on Drone Killing" Act. At this writing, quite a few of Rep. Pocan and Rep. Moore's fellow progressive caucus members have become co-sponsors for the bill. So where are Rep. Pocan and Rep. Moore?
Rep. Pocan's constituents need to contact him and urge him to co-sponsor the bill today.
Rep. Moore's constituents need to contact her and urge her to co-sponsor the bill today.
Additional resources to help:
Identify your member of Congress
Example letter to a member of Congress in support of HR 4372: the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act (the "come clean on drone killings" act)
First Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) called the U.S. on the carpet for dodging the call from the international community to come clean about its drone killings. Then Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) submitted a bill calling for drone transparency. So ... are we finally going to get the truth?
(See REAL Progressives Demand that the U.S. Come Clean on Drone Killings)
Today, people protesting drones are contacting their representatives to encourage support for H.R.4372: the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act. If passed, the bill will require the Obama administration to come clean about the killings it has carried out using drones -- killings that, up until now, the administration has been able to pretend don't exist.
So now's the time: write or call your member of Congress today.
(See Write or Call Your Member of Congress Today: Make the U.S. Come Clean on Drone Killings)
(See 2014: The Year of Transparency (for U.S. Drone Use)?)