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[Update January 1: This bill is no longer active, so action is no longer needed. Thank you to all those who took action!]
CAIR Action Alert #686:
Action: Ask President Obama to Veto NDAA Over Guantanamo Restrictions
Updated December 26, 2012
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/10/12) -- CAIR is asking all Americans who value civil liberties to urge President Obama to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which restricts his authority to transfer or prosecute detainees held at Guantanamo or to close the facility.
Last week congress passed the NDAA. The bill now sits on president’s desk to be signed into law or vetoed.
While this annual $641 billion defense authorization act provides valuable funding for the armed forces, it also includes several unnecessary restrictions that limit the executive branch's authority to transfer detainees or prosecution them in federal criminal court.
Despite strong opposition from the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, including CAIR, the bill also does nothing to address the controversial threat of indefinite military detention of persons on U.S. soil as authorized by the previous year’s NDAA that was signed into law.
[Update December 17: This bill is no longer active, so action is no longer needed. Thank you to all those who took action!]
Action: Urge Michigan Governor Not to Sign Anti-Islam Legislation
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/11/2012) –- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today announced that state legislator Dave Agema's anti-Islam bill, known officially as HB 4769, may pass this week during Michigan's lame duck legislative session. (The bill is currently on the legislative calendar.)
CAIR-MI is calling on all people of conscience to urge Governor Snyder to veto the biased bill which is among those that seek to impose government-sanctioned discrimination on followers of a minority faith.
CAIR Action Alert #683:
Action: Ask SUBWAY to Apologize to La. Muslim Barred from Restaurant
Restaurant employee asks customer 'Are you Muslim?' then locked the door
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/29/12) -- CAIR is asking people of conscience to contact the SUBWAY restaurant chain to request that a formal apology be given to a Louisiana Muslim who was allegedly locked out of a sandwich shop in that state because of his faith. [SUBWAY, based in Milford, Conn., has more than 38,000 locations in 100 countries.]
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/5/12) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) -- the nation's largest Muslim and Arab-American civil rights organizations -- are mobilizing voters through a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaign that includes a national call tonight recorded by comedian and CNN contributor Dean Obeidallah.