co-sponsors of a bill that would require the Obama administration to "come clean" on drone killings.
DeFazio served in the military and considers the U.S. military mission in many situations important and justified. (Watch DeFazio's recent speech to newly commissioned ROTC members.) At the same time, DeFazio takes very seriously the responsibility of democratically-elected representatives to make decisions on war and peace, and he has a 93% rating on "voting for peace" according to the PeaceWorker website in Oregon.
This suggests there should be a very large number of centrist Democrats capable of supporting this bill.
People nationwide who have been protesting drones are contacting their representatives to encourage support for H.R.4372: the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act.
If passed, the bill will require the Obama administration to come
clean about the killings it has carried out using drones -- killings
that, up until now, the administration has been able to pretend don't
So now's the time: write or call your member of Congress today.
To determine what district you live in, go to http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
To see an example of a constituent letter, see An Open Letter to Congressman Mike Quigley on H.R.4372: the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act
[SEE: hub page for all Resources to SUPPORT the "Come Clean on Drone Killings" Act (Schiff/Jones HR 4372: the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act)]
Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) called the U.S.
on the carpet for dodging the call from the international community to
come clean about its drone killings. Then Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and
Walter Jones (R-NC) submitted a bill calling for drone transparency. So
... are we finally going to get the truth?
(See REAL Progressives Demand that the U.S. Come Clean on Drone Killings)
(See 2014: The Year of Transparency (for U.S. Drone Use)?)
(See Drone Killings: Come Clean )