Friday, August 8, 2014

Reps. Pocan and Moore: Support the "Come Clean on Drones Killing" Bill!

Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-4)
Rep. Gwen Moore, representing the Milwaukee area, has strong antiwar credentials. (See picture at right, in front of "Bring Our Troops Home" Banner.

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)
Well, it's time for the two of them to do something about drone killing and surveillance.

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)

Related posts

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)

Wisconsin has been a hotbed of in-the-streets vigils, marchs, die-ins, and other protests against drone killings -- as can clearly be seen in the posts on this blog.

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)

A 2013 U.N. report makes it clear that the U.S. has to report fully on all its drone attacks.

(See 2014: The Year of Transparency (for U.S. Drone Use)?)


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