URGENT: Call Congress to Restore Habeas Corpus

It is in trying times that our liberties are most in jeopardy. But as the Founders understood, in denying someone else’s freedom, we ultimately surrender our own. We must insist that Congress restore the right to habeas corpus, which was wrongfully stripped away in a law passed last year.

Members of Congress need to feel pressure from their constituents. Please call your senators NOW – urge them to vote “YES” on the Leahy-Dodd amendment to restore habeas.

(Senate directory / (202) 225-3121).

Call your senators:

"I am calling to urge Senator _________ to restore the right of habeas corpus to non-citizens labeled "enemy combatants" by our government and detained without being charged or tried. Please vote ‘YES’ on the Leahy-Dodd amendment to the defense authorization bill, the 'Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007'. Thank you."

After you call, please let us know what response you received: action @ citizen.org.

If you have time, please take a minute to remind your representative to take action to restore habeas corpus.


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