Tell NARA: Create a JFK Records Declassification Project
November 22, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and significant information is still being suppressed. If certain elements with influence over the government have their way, this information will never be released.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has created a "National Archives Open Government Idea Forum" at ideascale.com for the public to submit, comment on, and vote for ideas. One submission that is gaining popularity is for NARA to: "Create a JFK Records Declassification Project":
The National Archives should create a project to declassify remaining secret JFK assassination records before the 50th anniversary of that tragic event in 2013. The Archives recently established Berlin Wall and Pentagon Papers anniversary projects. Public interest is high in the remaining secret JFK assassination records. Such a project would fulfill President Obama's desire that his administration be the most open administration in the history of the United States. http://naraopengov.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Create-a-JFK-Records-Declassifica...
Pursuant to Obama's signing of EO 13526, NARA created a National Declassification Center (NDC) to process and review an immense decades-long backlog of classified records. However, the NDC has said the JFK records do not fall under this purview, as they were reviewed by the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB). The NDC also indicated NARA has approximately 50,000 pgs of JFK records which have been withheld in full (other records were released in redacted form): http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc/?p=265
Also, take note of John Judge's comment on the Forum (emph. added):
I agree with this, as one of the people who worked to create and implement the JFK Records Act. We still need oversight hearings so that records postponed or redacted under the Act, records kept secret by President George HW Bush under his signing statement on the Act, records now marked NTBR (not to be reviewed) at CIA or other agencies, records never turned over to the Review Board that fit the definition of "related records" under the Act, and records discovered and sought since under FOIA request and suit will be released. We also need to get the release of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) regarding the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King through new legislation being delayed by Senator Kerry and Representative Lewis. And there is also no reason to exclude all these files for immediate release under the provisions of President Obama's Executive Order in January 2009 to release all records classified for more than 30 years. Finally, we need to stop classifying 15.5 million paper records each year and over a petabyte of digital records every 18 months, a volume of text so large that human readers could never catch up with even reviewing it. We need to take our history back and have transparent government decisions not secret assassination programs nobody confirms or denies. http://naraopengov.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Create-a-JFK-Records-Declassifica...