We have a new President, and we have hope. But we know that with hope comes immense responsibility.
The problems our new President has inherited are profound, and his job will be huge. I’m writing to tell you that we’re here to help. As people of the United States, we are ready to do what it takes to heal the wounds of the last eight years and regain the trust of the world.
I know that will start with doing our part to right some of our own human rights abuses in the world. So today I am pledging to do all I can to support President Obama, Congress and all of our leaders to accomplish four critical actions to restore your trust:
* Close Guantanamo Bay
* Protect Iraqi refugees
* Stop the flow of arms to Darfur
* End the torture of prisoners in U.S. custody
We’ve come this far and now we have a President committed to right these wrongs. But, we know he can’t do it alone. Our work has only just begun. We’re ready to do our part, as long as it takes.