The Countdown to Close Guantánamo continues: send us a photo!
Dear friends and supporters,
Since we launched the Countdown to Close Guantánamo in January, with the campaign's co-founder Andy Worthington appearing with music legend Roger Waters on Democracy Now!
we've had nearly 180 photos sent in by supporters, across the U.S. and around the world, holding posters counting down to the end of the Obama presidency and calling on President Obama to fulfill the promise to close the prison that he made on his second day in office back in January 2009. See the photos here
In our latest article, The Countdown to Close Guantánamo: For Mar. 25, Send Us Your Photos and Tell Obama He Has Just 300 Days Left to Close the Prison
, we're encouraging everyone who cares about the need for the prison at Guantánamo to be closed to join us for the next step of the countdown: March 25, when the president will have just 300 days left to close Guantánamo.
To join us, print off the poster here, take a photo with it, and send it to us, for Mar. 25, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, joining the actor David Morrissey, who Andy recently photographed holding the sign, after a theater performance in London, and whose photo accompanies the article.
As Andy notes in the article, it is important to keep up the pressure on the administration to follow through on President Obama's long-unfulfilled promise. It is commendable that, via the Pentagon, President Obama has delivered a plan for the prison's closure to Congress, which Andy wrote about here
, but it is, of course, by no means certain that Congress will support the plan, hence the need to keep highlighting why Guantánamo must be closed -- because, as Andy says, "Every day it stays open mocks the U.S.'s claim to be a nation that respects the rule of law."
What else you can do
We hope you agree and will send us your photos, and if you want to do more, please also feel free to call the White House on 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 or submit a comment online
You can also encourage your Senators and Representatives to support President Obama's efforts to close the prison. Find your Senators here
, and your Representatives here
With thanks, as ever, for your support.
The "Close Guantánamo" team
P.S. Please, if you will, also ask your friends and family to join us
-- just an email address is required to be counted amongst those opposed to the ongoing existence of Guantánamo, and to receive updates of our activities by email. Please also note that we can be found on Twitter here
and on Facebook here