i just received this email and called my senators:
Today could be the day. In just hours the Senate is likely to vote on Senator John McCain's anti-torture amendments.
Today our government might finally make clear and absolute the U.S. military's ban on the use of torture - something they should have done long before the atrocities took place at Abu Ghraib, in Afghanistan, and elsewhere. With a vote expected tonight, now we have our chance.
If ever there was a time for you to take action to help end U.S.-sanctioned torture, NOW IS IT. With just a brief moment of your time, you can help us win this crucial vote.
Call your Senators TODAY to win their support for this all-important legislation.
It is simple and only takes 2 minutes. Tell the staffer who takes your call:
* I am calling to urge my Senator to vote YES on Sen. McCain's amendments tonight.
* These amendments will ensure our troops will get the guidance they desperately need.
* The Senator has a moral and legal obligation to ban cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
* These amendments will draw a much-needed line between appropriate interrogation techniques and the horrible abuses I've read about in the papers.
It is easy to make the call - and critical to ensuring success tonight.
Call now. Please don't delay. Your Senators are likely voting TONIGHT.
please do the same!!