The 2008 elections gave us a President who halted torture on his second full day in office. The 2010 elections gave us a Congress that attempted to authorize indefinite military detention of people captured on U.S. soil. The 2012 elections will also have major repercussions on our work.
Please help us elect a government that will firmly oppose torture:
1. Distribute Voter Guides to friends and family.
Presidential Voter Guide
New York 11th
New York 18th
New York 22nd
2. Bird-dogging materials that you can use to put candidates on record with respect to their positions on torture.
3. Candidate questionnaires that, if filled out, can be used to make Voter Guides for particular races.
4. A Letter-to-the-Editor packet that describes how to help publicize candidates’ positions (or lack thereof) on torture.
Republican Primaries Wrap-Up
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund created a Voter Guide to help primary participants make their decision. The Voter Guide compared the Republican presidential candidates with respect to their stated positions on torture, and highlighted those who have taken strong moral stands against torture.