Success: Guantanamo Bay Prison to Close

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Target: President Barack Obama

Goal: Celebrate the closing of the controversial prison Guantanamo Bay, which many have said violates human rights.

Thanks in part to petitions like ForceChange’s “Close Guantánamo Bay and Hold Fair Trials,” it was reported recently that a plan by President Barack Obama to close Guantanamo Bay is in its final stages and will be submitted to lawmakers for review. Obama has discussed his plans to close Guantanamo Bay since he first took office, but the plan has faced many obstacles. 

The prison has been long criticized as a human rights violation, where prisoners are being held without a fair trial. In the past there have been reports of torture on prisoners who could very well be innocent.

The closing of the prison will not only give these prisoners a fair trial, but it will also further improve relations between the United States and Cuba. Guantanamo Bay is located in Cuba, and the Cuban government claimed the U.S. was illegally occupying its land. Now that the prison is set to close, this will be a big step towards cementing the new relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.

Applaud the closing of this horrible and inhumane prison and thank President Obama for following through on his promise to close it.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

It was reported recently that a plan to close Guantanamo Bay is in its final stages and will be submitted to lawmakers for review. You have discussed your plans to close Guantanamo Bay since you first took office, and I thank you for following through on your promise.

The prison has been long criticized as a human rights violation, where prisoners are being held without a fair trial. In the past there have been reports of torture on prisoners who could very well be innocent.

The closing of the prison will not only give these prisoners a fair trial, but it will also further improve relations between the United States and Cuba. I applaud the closing of this horrible and inhumane prison and thank you for following through on his promise to close it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Timothy Pearce

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