Friday, August 8, 2014

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Support the "Come Clean on Drones Killing" Bill!

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5)
People everywhere are remembering the horrors of war through the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, and people in Missouri are no different.

In fact, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver has worked to have Kansas City's National World War I Museum designated as the “National World War I Museum and Memorial.”

Now we need Rep. Cleaver to do something about the horrors of war that are happening in the 21st century.

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

Rep. Cleaver'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)

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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)

In Missouri: resistance to drone warfare at Whiteman Air Force Base, near Knob Noster, Mo., from which killer drones are piloted in places like Pakistan and Yemen.

(See Join Trifecta Resista May 30-June 1

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)?)