Now, obviously I am a fan of President-Elect Obama's, but that does not mean that I don't believe in holding him accountable.
One of the promises he campaigned on was to close Guantanamo prison. I expect him to keep his word.
If you are like-minded, please support Amnesty International's campaign urging Obama to close Guantanmo in his first 100 days.
PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA: 100 DAYS TO DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS
November 5, 2008
Amnesty International urges U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to make human rights central to his new administration. The organization is calling for certain concrete steps in his first 100 days in office that would demonstrate a genuine commitment to bringing the United States into line with its international obligations.
The new president will have the authority to rectify some of the unlawful policies and practices adopted during his predecessor's term in office in the name of counter-terrorism and national security.
COUNTER TERROR WITH JUSTICE: A HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGE
In the first 100 days, Amnesty International is calling on the new administration to:
* announce a plan and date to close Guantanamo;
* issue an executive order to ban torture and other ill-treatment, as defined under international law;
* ensure that an independent commission to investigate abuses committed by the U.S. government in its "war on terror" is set up.
These demands are part of a "checklist" of actions Amnesty International is asking the new U.S. President to take during the first 100 days in office.
PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AT HOME AND ABROAD
Amnesty International has numerous human rights concerns in relation to the United States. The organization is seeking a meeting with President-elect Obama to discuss how the United States will take forward policies that will advance internationally recognized human rights both at home and abroad.
Call on President-elect Barack Obama to demonstrate a commitment to human rights in his first 100 days in office.
Use our template to write a letter to the editor of your local media or comment on online news articles.
Take other important actions to end human rights abuses by the U.S. government in its "war on terror."
Counter Terror With Justice: A human rights challenge for the next U.S. president (Checklist, November 5, 2008)