In 2001, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13233 to empower current and previous presidents to withhold their records INDEFINITELY. What’s more, the order extends the presidents’ authority to control the records of presidential family members and vice presidents.
Bush’s order was a direct attack on the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which made presidential records the property of the American people. But this is not just about Bush. It’s about the records of ALL presidents and our right to know.
Right NOW, a bipartisan bill to undo the Bush order is close to becoming a law, but it is being blocked by Senator Jeff Sessions.
Please write your senators now and demand a vote on the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007, H.R. 1255/S. 886. Take a few minutes to personalize the letter below and send a strong message to your senators.