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ACLU: Please thank :President Obama with us!

Dear ACLU Supporter,

Within hours of taking office, President Obama took the important first step to close Guantnamo: halting the unconstitutional military commissions by ordering the prosecution to seek a 120-day suspension.

Its the first step in what we hope will be a series of bold measures to free America from the civil liberties outrages and human rights abuses of the Bush era.

The pundits and political experts told the ACLU we should hold our horses -- that it wouldnt be right to expect swift action from Obama. You and half a million ACLU supporters didnt listen to them -- and neither did our new President!

Lets match President Obamas first step forward with a powerful show of support and encouragement.

Sign the ACLUs Thanks for acting on Day One message to President Obama.

Tell President Obama how proud you are that hes already beginning to dismantle the Bush system of injustice -- and promise him your support as he keeps taking the actions you and the ACLU have been urging him to take to renew American freedom.

Within the next 120 days, we trust that the President's team will be studying and finalizing plans and a timeline for permanently closing Guantnamo, shuttering the military commissions and ensuring justice is served in the best of American traditions.

Sign the ACLUs Thank You message, and urge President Obama to keep leading us towards an America we can proud of.

Barack Obama understood that it would be unconscionably wrong to let the shameful military commissions go on for a single day.

And the ACLU isnt just waiting for additional concrete steps. Weve provided the White House, Attorney General designate Eric Holder, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -- among others -- with clear plans and proposals for renewing American freedom.

Right from the start, President Obama has made it clear that he means business. Make sure he knows that ACLU members across the country appreciate this first major step and stand ready to help him accomplish more in the days ahead.


Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director

P.S. If rumors circulating in the media are true, an upcoming Barack Obama executive order closing Guantnamo Bay could soon result in another victory on a key ACLU priority. Thank you for all the work you have done and continue to do to set the stage for this remarkable beginning to the Obama presidency.

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