OK, Here's Your Chance to Stop Totalitarianism in the USA. Pick up the Phone!

Please join thousands of other advocates from organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Public Citizen in restoring due process rights to the Military Commissions Act (MCA) of 2006. In coordination with like-minded groups, the Alliance for Justice is asking you to urge your elected officials to fix this egregious circumvention of the Constitution.

As you know, the MCA eliminated the Constitution’s due process protection of habeas corpus, the basic right to have a court decide if a person is imprisoned legally or illegally. The MCA allows our government to continue to hold hundreds of prisoners for more than five years without charges, with no end in sight. In addition, the MCA lets any president declare—on his or her own—who is an enemy combatant.

Senators Leahy (VT) and Specter (PA) have introduced legislation that will restore habeas corpus to the Military Commissions Act. Please encourage your members of Congress to co-sponsor this bill.

WHAT YOU CAN DO…Please contact your members of Congress and tell them to defend due process, restore the Constitution, and protect what makes us Americans—tell them to restore habeas corpus!

Here’s the switchboard for the United State Senate and United States House of Representatives:

(202) 224-3121