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Guantanamo: Actions on the anniversary

January 11 marks the 12th anniversary of the opening of the detention facility at the U.S. Navy Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

On Friday, January 10, the National Religious Coalition Against Torture asks that you send an email to President Obama, to thank him for the administration’s recent positive actions on Guantanamo and to urge him to act quickly and decisively and close Guantanamo.

January 11 Day of Action: 12 Years Too Many, No More Excuses, Close Guantanamo

WHAT: Rally and procession to mark the 12th anniversary of Guantánamo, and to demand its closure.
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 12-2:30 p.m.
WHERE: White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, D.C.) 

• Noon - Gather for rally and witness at the White House
• 1 p.m. - Procession leaves from White House to the National Museum of American History. Ends at 2:30 p.m.
• Speakers: TBA

If you can't join us in Washington, D.C., sign and circulate this letter.

Housing: Free housing available at a D.C. church on January 10. Email for more info.

Twitter: #CloseGitmo

For more information, or to share, please see the event on Facebook.

Prayer Circle to Close Guantanamo
Saturday, January 11 - held anywhere at 12 p.m.

WHAT: Join a prayer circle calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Detention Center. Your prayers can be a reading, meditation, reflection, etc. Lifting up in prayer the detained men, and the need for the United States to be a leader in human rights, and for the president to act quickly to close Guantanamo, etc.
WHERE: Anywhere
WHEN: 12 p.m. EST or another time of your choosing.

Please join and share our Facebook event page.

Post and share your prayers and reflections with us on the event page.

You can also use #Pray2CloseGitmo and #CloseGitmo when posting. A sample prayer is available here.

Let us know if you will be joining us by filling out this form.