Thursday, June 28, 2007

Join National Religious Campaign Against Torture

My apologies for getting this out AFTER the rallies but it is just full of links you can use to join NRCAT and to get informed about the upcoming rallies. These people get out and march, they got me out there too.

Dear Friends of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT):

Wherever you may be on June 26, there will be opportunities to tell your members of Congress that you want U.S.-sponsored torture to end:

> WASHINGTON, DC - Rally and Congressional Visits:
  • Have you and your delegation members registered with NRCAT? If not, click here to do so.
  • If you need transportation, check with ACLU at 1-202-675-2311. They are providing free buses from a number of locations.
  • Rally: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Upper Senate Park ( Constitution Ave. between New Jersey and Delaware Aves., NE). Closest Metro Station: Union Station. There will be five speakers from the faith community.
  • Look for the 6'x2' NRCAT banner "Torture is a Moral Issue" and table to pick up your packets for your congressional visits and to learn about other NRCAT efforts to end U.S.-sponsored torture. Please register to make sure there’s a packet prepared for you.
  • Congressional Appointments: 2 – 5 pm, individually arranged. Please tell the scheduler that you are from the faith community.
  • De-briefing: 5:30 pm, Mott House, 122 Maryland Avenue NE, across Maryland Ave. from the Supreme Court.

> NEW YORK CITY - Interfaith worship and March co-sponsored by the Metro New York Religious Campaign Against Torture:


  • Call your Members of Congress or their staff by phone at their DC offices on June 26 or anytime during Torture Awareness Week, June 25 - 29. For more information about your elected members of Congress and contact information, click here.

Wherever we are on June 26, it is important to call on our Members of Congress to:

  • End torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees.
  • Close secret U.S. detention facilities.
  • Stop extraordinary rendition - secretly kidnapping people and sending them to countries that torture.
  • Close the detention center at Guantánamo and give those held there access to an independent court.

Thank you for your commitment to end U.S.-sponsored torture.

Rev. Richard Killmer
Executive Director
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

You have received this message because you endorsed the "Torture is a Moral Issue" statement of the National Religous Campaign Against Torture, took action through the NRCAT website, or signed up to receive more information from NRCAT.

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