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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 has called for certain concrete steps in the 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 are as follows:

  • The planned date and closure of Guantanamo Bay;
  • The issue of an executive order to ban 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" is set up.

These demands are part of a checklist[1] of actions Amnesty International has asked the new U.S. President to take during the first 100 days in office.

Guitar phenom Tom Morello[2], who has been a long time supporter of Amnesty International, has 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 holds a series of vigils are conducted from 11 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, at many different venues around D.C. These vigils will be held daily all throughout the first 100 days of President Obama's first term of presidency.

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