nine (9) additional co-sponsors have gotten on board - all Democrats.
As documented in the National Interest, Jones has stood up as a critic of U.S. militarism, and lived to tell about it. He is a symbol to many of the possibility for a future for the GOP that actually involves thinking, and resisting imperial overreach. (Though there are plenty in the party who dread the possibility.)
Meanwhile, where are the other members of the North Carolina congressional delegation on this bill? Especially the Democrats?
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 )