Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rep. Steve Cohen: Support the "Come Clean on Drones Killing" Bill!

Rep. Steve Cohen, representing Tennessee's 9th congressional district, has been a strong voice opposing U.S. war and militarism -- for instance as a member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus.

We need Rep. Cohen to be a strong voice against drone assassination, too.

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. Cohen's fellow progressive caucus members have become co-sponsors for the bill. So where is Rep. Cohen?

Rep. Cohen's 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)

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)

Tennessee has begun instituting laws that will limit the ability of law enforcement to conduct surveillance using drones, at least without a search warrant.

(See Tennessee Tries to Insulate Itself from the Coming of the Drones )

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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