Researcher Bill Kelly has started a chain-petition on line at Change.org calling for the release of the remaining still withheld JFK assassination records by 2013.
He writes: “Change.org is different than other petitions in that every time someone signs this petition an email is sent to the Archivist of the United States, Cass Sunstein, the White House Information Czar who has written a thesis belittling conspiracy theories, and Sunstein’s assistant at the White House. Previous petitions have always garnered about 200 signatures, and we all know each other. This one must get beyond our little universe of researchers, so I ask you to please post the link to your Facebook page and send it around to your email list so we can generate the kind of national momentum that we need to make this effort successful.”
The petition reads:
Two years ago the National Archives promised the American public that it would release thousands of pages of still-secret JFK assassination records by the end of 2013. The National Archives, at the behest of the CIA, reneged on this promise. This is contrary to President Obama’s pledge to have the most open administration in history and makes it impossible to have a full and open debate when the 50th anniversary of the assassination occurs in less than two years on November 22, 2013.
A half-century of secrecy is enough. Free the JFK assassination records now!
AARC – Assassination Archives and Research Center
COPA – Coalition on Political Assassinations
National Archives: No new JFK docs – Salon.com
Obama confidant’s spine-chilling proposal – Cass Sunstein – Salon.com