Washington’s HB 1581 – The Preservation of Liberty Act – stopping NDAA indefinite detention, is up for an important hearing in Olympia this week.
Your help is needed to get this bill passed!
1. Please CALL and EMAIL all members of the House Public Safety Committee. Urge them – strongly but politely – to PASS HB 1581 so that it can go to the full House for a vote.
It’s a good step to make calls over the holiday as well. Leave a message so their offices know first thing the next morning that a large number of people support HB1581. In your voicemail, make sure to ask that they call you back so that you can speak to the representative or staff directly.
Roger Goodman, chair (360)786-7878 email@example.com
(Please thank Roger for giving this bill a hearing!)
Mary Helen Roberts, vice chair (360)786-7950 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Klippert (360) 786-7882 email@example.com
Dave Hayes (360)786-7914 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherry Appleton (360)786-7934 email@example.com
Jeff Holy (360)786-7962 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Hope (360)786-7892 email@example.com
Luis Moscoso (360)786-7900 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Thank Luis for co-sponsoring this bill!)
Eric Pettigrew (360)786-7838 email@example.com
Charles Ross (360)786-7856 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Takko (360)786-7806 email@example.com
2. Make your voice heard AT the hearing.
Thursday, February 21st, 10 a.m.
Washington State House
Hearing Room D
3. Encourage your local community to take action as well. Present the Liberty Preservation Act to your city county, your town council, or your county commissioners. Various local governments around the country are already passing similar resolutions and ordinances. Local legislative action present a great way to strengthen a statewide campaign against NDAA indefinite detention
Model legislation here:
4. Join the Nullify NDAA group on Facebook. You can plan strategy and connect with other like-minded individuals. You can also report back with any feedback you get when contacting committee members above
The Committee chairman has scheduled a hearing for HB 1581, which is in the House Public Safety Committee. While the bill still has an uphill battle to come out of committee, we do want to thank Representative Goodman for his willingness to give it a hearing. Once out of committee, the bill will move to the full state house for a debate and vote.
BACKGROUND ARTICLES AND INFORMATION ON NDAA “INDEFINITE DETENTION”
Note: No changes were made in the 2013 NDAA, that in any way stopped the indefinite detention provisions from being in effect.