FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2014
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Assemblywoman Melendez Sends Call for Action Letter to President Obama
The letter was signed by 20 other legislators and provided the legal basis for the President’s Action
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, sent a letter to President Obama today laying a legal and moral justification for the President to demand the release of Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. Twenty additional California legislators signed the letter.
“As California legislators, we felt it was only right and honorable to try every avenue available to us to help Sergeant Tahmooressi. It is our sincere hope to highlight the existing code the President may use to help bring Sergeant Tahmooressi home safe as soon as possible.” said Melendez. “In anticipation of another court appearance, in a long line of misapplied justice, it is imperative we exhaust every option to ensure our Marine is allowed to come home immediately after this obvious misunderstanding.” Continue reading