16 July 2014

Minutes for the July 2014 meeting

Meeting minutes for Wednesday, 16 July 2014

In attendance: Barbara, Bob, Jeff, Kara (via Skype)

Report on Barbara's visit to Washington, DC, on 26–27 June 

26 June: Attended the panel discussion Exposing U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity at the El-Hibri Foundation

  • Cosponsored by AIUSA, Karamah (Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights), and National Religious Campaign against Torture
  • Panel members: Azizah ah-Hibri (founder and chair of Karamah and member of the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment); James R. Jones (co-chair of the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment), and Diane Randall (executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation)
  • Discussion of al-Hibri's and Jones's work in producing the report of the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment
  • Additional information and the complete report available here

27 June: Legislative visits to offices of Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ), vigil action n front of the White House in support of closing Guantánamo Bay Prison

Actions and Updates 

Petition to stop the execution of Reggie Clemons in Missouri

  • Petition will be circulated again at the August meeting to gather additional signatures
  • Individuals can also sign the online petition

New Business

Letter received from Ten Thousand Villages (Exton) regarding Community Shopping Event

Upcoming Events

Meeting on Wednesday, 20 August

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