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100 Days Campaign

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The 100 Days Campaign was set up in 2008 by Amnesty International to demonstrate President-elect Barack Obama’s commitment to human rights. Amnesty International called for certain concrete steps in Obama's first 100 days in office that would demonstrate a genuine commitment to bringing the United States into line with its international obligations.

The three main ideas behind the 100 Days campaign were as follows:

  • The planned date and closure of Guantanamo Bay;
  • The issuance of an executive order banning torture and other ill-treatment, as defined under international law;
  • To ensure that an independent commission to investigate abuses committed by the U.S. government in its "war on terror" was set up.
  • These demands are part of a checklist of actions Amnesty International has asked the new U.S. President to take during the first 100 days in office.

    Guitarist Tom Morello, who has been a long-time supporter of Amnesty International, teamed up with Amnesty's 100 Days Action.

    Presence of Campaign In Washington D.C.

    As part of the 100 Days Campaign, to remind President Obama of his promise to close Guantanamo bay, Amnesty International held a series of vigils from 11 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, at many different venues around Washington D.C., throughout the first 100 days of President Obama's first term of presidency.

    References

    100 Days Campaign Wikipedia


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