|Rep. Henry "Hank" Johnson|
The implications of the use of drones for our national security are profound. They are faceless ambassadors that cause civilian deaths, and are frequently the only direct contact with Americans that the targeted communities have. They can generate powerful and enduring anti-American sentiment.(See "26 Reps: Ensure Transparency and Accountability In The U.S. Combat Drone Program" in Just Foreign Policy)
|Rep. John Lewis|
Rep. Johnson's constituents need to contact him and urge him to co-sponsor the bill today.
Rep. Lewis' constituents need to contact him and urge him 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)
(See Massive anti-drone action today at Georgia Tech! )
(See 2014: The Year of Transparency (for U.S. Drone Use)?)