Taking action soon?

Now that President Elect Obama is looking at the policies of the last eight years and deciding what has to be changed, it’s probably a good time to urge him to take action as soon as possible on the issue of torture. This is something that has tarnished America’s reputation more perhaps than anything else in recent years. Those of you who can make it to the East Bay might consider joinging a demonstration to be held on Wed., Nov. 12 in Berkeley:

You must have heard that President Elect Obama’s transition team released information about the Executive Orders under consideration for his first few days in office. Banning torture was not mentioned – YET! Start the new presidency off right: add your voice to the millions calling for our President Elect to issue an executive order banning the use of torture at http://www.stopUStorture.org!

Now is the time to come together as a community at a Town Hall this Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 (late arrivals are welcome). The meeting will be held in the Plymouth Assembly room. Enter on Durant at Dana near the UC Berkeley campus. We will watch a short video, hear from a panel of speakers and engage in dialogue and discussion about the post-9/11 US torture program. It will be an opportunity to assess where we are now and begin to chart a course to the future together, as a community –will you be the one to end torture?

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