Action alert: we need the truth about drones

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When the CIA says there aren’t that many civilians being killed in drone strikes, we should trust them—right? Wrong.

We’ve seen far too many examples lately of the government not being straight with Congress and the public. There are independent groups that document the casualties from drone strikes, but the government is keeping their own information in the dark.

Help shine a light on the US’s drone policy. Tell your representative to cosponsor the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act. 

Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) have introduced this bill that would require an annual report detailing casualties from drone strikes, and a retroactive report on the last five years. It sounds simple, but it’s a crucial piece of the puzzle we need to challenge the government’s targeting killing policy. Our campaign to rein them in is hobbled by a lack of information about what is actually happening, and this bill will help us get it.

Take action now to get the information we need to expose out-of-control drone strikes.

Hiding this information isn’t necessary for our national security. It keeps people from taking away a tool that the government is abusing, with horrendous consequences. There is ample evidence out there that US drones strikes are terrorizing communities and creating a backlash that could have serious consequences. If we speak up now, we can show Congress that the public demands this information and won’t stay quiet until we get it. The more information Congress gets straight from the source, the more tools they have to engage in oversight and raise important questions about an unexamined policy.

Let’s bear witness for the people killed by US drones and make sure our government is held accountable. Tell your representative to cosponsor the bill.

Thank you for taking action.

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