California: Urgent Last-Minute Action to Stop NDAA “Indefinite Detention”

On Tuesday, April 9th, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing and do-or-die vote on AB351.   Passage of this bill would be a serious setback to those advancing the power of “indefinite detention” in the United States.


1. CALL all the members of the Public Safety Committee.  Call in the evenings or on the weekend as well.  We want them to have a flood of messages in support by the time they have the hearing on Tuesday.  Be VERY respectful, but be strong. Urge each of them to vote YES on AB351.

Tom Ammiano, chair (916) 319-2017
Melissa Melendez, vice-chair (916) 319-2067

Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (916) 319-2059
Holly J. Mitchell (916) 319-2054
Bill Quirk (916) 319-2020
Nancy Skinner (916) 319-2015
Marie Waldron (916) 319-2075

2. Attend the Hearing.  You’ll have an opportunity to sign up to testify regarding AB351.  CLICK HERE, for our NDAA fact sheet with information on NDAA and on the role of the states to do something about it.

Tuesday April 9th, 2013
9 a.m. – State Capitol, Room 126


NDAA Nullification Bill Passes Arizona House With New Language Nullifying Agenda 21

PHOENIX (March 5, 2012)  – A bill that would block any state cooperation with federal agents attempting to indefinitely detain citizens in Arizona under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act passed the House Thursday with an extra bonus. The legislation now also forbids state compliance with UN Agenda 21.

The amended bill was renamed Prohibited Governmental Compliance with Unconstitutional Authorities.

HB2573 forbids any state or local cooperation with indefinite detention without due process.

A. This state and any agency of this state shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the national defense authorization act of 2012 (P.L. 112‑81) against any citizen of the United States.

B.  The director of the department of public safety or a sheriff of a county shall report to the governor and the legislature any attempt by agencies or agents of the federal government to secure the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the national defense authorization act through the operations of that or any other state department.

Bill sponsor Rep. Carl Seel proposed an amendment to insert language blocking  state and local cooperation with Agenda 21 in the Committee of the Whole. The UN initiative encompasses a broad range of programs meant to promote “sustainability” and works its way into the U.S. system through a back door strategy targeting local governments. Objections to Agenda 21 include violations  of personal property rights, the erosion of state and local authority, and  binding of the United States to international agreements contrary to the U.S. Constitution.