MAF Warns Against Jordanian Prisoner Exchange with ISIS


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Move America Forward, the largest grassroots pro-troop organization in the U.S., warned Jordan against their plan to conduct a prisoner exchange with the terrorist group calling themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, or ISIL. Jordanian officials made public a plan to trade for a Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS in exchange for freeing an Iraqi terrorist convicted of taking part in several hotel bombings in 2005 and sentenced to death for her terrorist crimes.

“This is a dangerous path that the Jordanians are going down, and I would urge them to immediately back out of this deal and completely sever all diplomatic channels with ISIS,” said Danny Gonzalez, Communications Director for Move America Forward.

“There is a fundamental problem at the core of this controversy that says you should never, ever negotiate with non-state actors like ISIS. Though they call themselves the Islamic State, they are not a country and should never be treated with the legitimacy that we treat a nation-state. They are a group of terrorists, Islamic extremists, and they have no diplomatic standing. Once you start negotiating with them as you would a nation-state, you give them legitimacy and that gives them power.”

“Jordan should focus on joining the United States and other Arab countries to hunt down and eradicate ISIS, not parley with them,” said Gonzalez. “This also sets a very dangerous precedent because if ISIS gets what they want this time, they know there is future potential for more ransoms or exchanges and that will lead to more people being kidnapped. It immediately raises the value of any potential kidnapping target such as any Americans that may be in Iraq, be they aid workers or members of our military,” warned Gonzalez.

“The United States should also not be negotiating with ISIS, and President Obama has to share some of the blame for this after he was willing to negotiate prisoner exchanges with the Taliban in return for releasing Guantanamo Detainees.

“That set a bad precedent that contributes to this situation and we need to roll that back and re-affirm our policy that the United States and Her allies do not, and will never be willing to negotiate with terrorists regardless of what name they call themselves by,” said Gonzalez.

Move America Forward has been an advocate in favor of Operation Iraqi Freedom since 2004 and has sent representatives to Iraq multiple times including trips in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011. Before the rise of ISIS in Iraq, MAF staffers and spokespersons spent weeks embedded with American troops, met with local Iraqi military and political leaders to build diplomatic relations, and reported back news from the front lines.

To arrange an interview with any MAF spokesperson please contact MAF Communications Director, Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926 – 6189 or e-mail

Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 300 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. –Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troops organization, joined thousands of pro-troop supporters in horror at the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal that President Barack Obama might be considering options to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to prisons in the United States.

“From day one we have opposed President Obama’s goal of closing GITMO or transferring some detainees to prisons on American soil.” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for the group. Gonzalez was part of a MAF delegation that visited Guantanamo in 2008, toured the base, and concluded that detainees were not being mistreated.

“The latest report, though the White House may deny it, is disturbing because Obama continues to say that his goal is to close GITMO and bring terrorists to American soil. So far he has been unable to do it thanks to both Congressional action and public outcry.  According to the Wall Street Journal, he has asked his staff to prepare several options to do so which could violate a Congressional law banning the use of public funds to transfer GITMO detainees.”

“At a time when Islamic terror is displaying naked aggression around the world, beheading Americans and other Westerners, fighting near Baghdad, Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria, and elsewhere, the last thing we need to do is release more terrorists who may ultimately return to the battlefield.” said Gonzalez.

“Another part of Obama’s plan is to spread GITMO detainees in prisons around the United States. This is extremely dangerous,” said Gonzalez. “Recently in Oklahoma, we have seen the dangers of allowing jihadist thought to promulgate in our prisons. Alton Nolen, who cut off the head of one co-worker with a knife and almost killed a second man, converted to Islam and was radicalized in prison. Obama would be inviting disaster by allowing more jihadists to proselytize and convert others in U.S. jails.” concluded Gonzalez.

After visiting Guantanamo Bay in 2008, Move America Forward launched a “Don’t Close GITMO” TV-ad campaign in 2009. In 2011 MAF organized public protests to “Stop GITMO North” in the city of Thompson, Illinois after President Obama sent Eric Holder there to determine if the prison could be used to house terrorist detainees.

To arrange an interview with Danny Gonzalez or any other MAF spokesperson, please contact MAF Communications Director, Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926 – 6189 or e-mail

Move America Forward, a registered 501(c)(3) charity, based in Sacramento, supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation. To date, they have shipped over 300 tons of care packages to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Stag Arms Aims to Support Troops Overseas

STAG ARMS Aims to Support Troops Overseas


Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization announced the winner of a huge giveaway from STAG ARMS to help promote Troopathon 7, a star-studded effort to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan. At the end of the fundraiser MAF collected $301,626 thanks, in part, to the generous support of STAG ARMS.

To help support TROOPATHON and send more care packages to the troops, Firearms Manufacturer STAG ARMS partnered with MAF to give away a FREE AR-15 rifle, valued at over $900. The winner, Wayne Dupree, an 8 year Air Force veteran who lives in Maryland, can choose any one of three available STAG ARMS models in left-handed or right-handed configuration.

“Winning this Stag Arms Rifle during Troopathon 2014 was the cake on the table for me but the icing was gathering social media together and giving them a way to make donations to my military brothers and sisters in the way of care packages.” said Mr. Dupree

“I was in the military for eight years and I know first hand what a care package will do especially in times when you are lonely or homesick. It was a great honor to have helped them and win this rifle. While in the USAF I was expert with the M-16 and .38 so this is something I will treasure always.” said Dupree, after being notified that he was the winner of the STAG ARMS AR-15 giveaway.

“Stag Arms has always been a supporter of the troops not just with discounts on purchases for our servicemen but in donations to pro-troop initiatives like Troopathon. We were honored to have their support and because of their generosity more troops overseas will receive support through care packages this Summer.” said Scott Raab, Operations Director in charge of coordinating care package shipments overseas.  “Without wonderful sponsors like STAG ARMS we wouldn’t have been able to raise over $300,000 to support our troops.”

“Troopathon 7  – Care Packages for Our Heroes” was the 7th annual Troopathon event, an 8-hour long fundraiser bringing together pro-troop movie stars, TV personalities, elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, talk radio hosts and many other supporters to encourage viewers to sponsor care packages for the troops serving overseas through the group’s website ( or by phone at (866) 866-6372.

To arrange an interview with Melanie Morgan or another Troopathon spokesperson, contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or

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MAF Says Obama Must Keep GITMO Open


Sacramento, Calif. –
Move America Forward (MAF) the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, criticized President Obama’s decision to hire high-powered K street lawyer Clifford Sloan to renew the President’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, citing numerous failed attempts and security challenges.

“President Obama has made closing Guantanamo a priority only when it was necessary to please his very liberal base, but most of middle America don’t support closing this important military asset,” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for MAF. “Polls show that up wards of 63% of Americans want to keep Guantanamo Bay open, showing the failure of President Obama to convince them otherwise over the past 5 years.”

Move America Forward (MAF) sent a delegation to Guantanamo Bay in 2008 and concluded that the facility met and exceeded all standards of decency and respect to the prisoners held there, who are the most dangerous terrorist suspects in custody.

“When we toured GITMO in 2008 we saw that they’re allowed to play soccer, do art, eat McDonald’s and watch Harry Potter movies if they want. Only the most violent and dangerous detainees are kept isolated, and that’s based on their behavior. There is no torture or violation of human rights going on at GITMO” said Gonzalez.

“The President wrongly wants to treat terrorist as common criminals and insert them into the U.S. criminal justice systems and all of the rights afforded to American citizens.  That is a disastrous approach because enemy combatants should be tried under a military justice system.

The group also cited the President’s previous failed attempts to find a prison on U.S. soil to relocate the prisoners. “When President Obama had Eric Holder visiting towns like Thomson, Illinois to find a prison to house the terrorists, the local population protested. We don’t want a GITMO on American soil, so where is President Obama going to send these dangerous terrorist suspects?”

MAF says it’s necessary to keep the prisoners under the watchful eye of the U.S. military and not a foreign government like the Yemenis. “In the past hundreds of Al Qaeda operatives or suspects held at GITMO were released to other countries for safekeeping. However many of these dangerous operatives were subsequently let free, then later found back on the battlefield. This has happened under President Bush and Obama. It is irresponsible to transfer terrorist suspects to a country like Yemen if we know that they are either unwilling or unable to keep them detained when they present a danger to American security or our troops in the Middle East,” said Gonzalez. “For all those reasons and more, President Obama must KEEP GITMO OPEN!”

Clinton Interfered with Benghazi Investigation


Move America Forward Calls for More Transparency
& Investigation in Light of Newly Revealed Information

Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, called on Congress to launch more investigations into the Benghazi incident and the cover up by the Obama administration, particularly the conduct of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“State Department officials have been coming forward in recent weeks, telling Congress some disturbing details about what could have been done to respond to the terrorist attack on our diplomats in Benghazi. These facts reveal a number of lies told by the administration.” said Danny Gonzalez, Director of Communications for the group.

State Department official Gregory Hicks revealed that U.S. Special Ops forces were told to stand down despite the fact that they were ready to go into Benghazi with time to save Ambassador Chris Stevens and his fellow diplomats. Hicks also revealed that he was instructed by Clinton’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills not to cooperate with the investigation led by U.S. Rep. Chaffetz while in Libya.

“This is clear evidence that there was indeed a cover-up, and that Clinton’s office was behind it and attempted to coerce State Department officials into being complicit in the cover-up.  The American people should be furious about this.” said Gonzalez.

“Hillary Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 23, that there were ‘no delays in decision making, no denials of support from Washington or from our military.’ Telling Special Ops forces not to go save the lives of U.S. Diplomats under fire sounds like a denial of support. So why did Secretary Clinton lie to the Senate during sworn testimony and why did she direct her subordinates to coordinate a cover-up of the whole incident?” asked Gonzalez.

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Islamic Jihad Still A Threat Even 2 Years After Bin Laden Vanquished


Islamic Jihad still threat two years later

Sacramento, Calif. – On the two year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death Move America Forward the Nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization urges President Obama to remember that the threat of radical Islam to America has not diminished and that we must remain vigilant in identifying Islamic jihad threats and treat those who carry out acts of terror with the seriousness they deserve.

“The recent Boston Marathon terrorist attack shows us that the War on Terror is far from over and the threat of Islamic jihad is as real today as it was before Osama bin Laden was killed.” Said Scott Raab, Outreach Director for Move America Forward. “The Boston Marathon was not because of Tax Day or any of the other reasons media outlets tried to suggest, it was because of Islamic jihad, and we need to remember attacks like Benghazi even if they seem like a long time ago to the white house”.

To stop the questioning of Dzhokhar and give a terrorist access to a lawyer, effectively stopping valuable information on other terrorists, terror plots and high level information is inexcusable. It has been two years since Seal Team Six found and killed Osama bin Laden, but the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and attacks on our embassies are a clear sign that our enemies are not beaten.

Every day, radical muslims dream of carrying out jihad like Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did on April 15th 2013. We must recognize Islamic jihad as the threat, and stop censoring our efforts in attempt at political correctness.

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Two Years Ago, Justice Was Done. But There’s Still More to Dish Out

MAF Statement on Capture of Boston Terrorist Suspect


MAF Statement on Capture of Boston Terrorist Suspect

Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, along with our hundreds of thousands of members, wishes to congratulate the Boston Police Department, MIT Police, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department, Massachusetts National Guard, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and any other law enforcement agencies that participated in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing and the bringing of the perpetrators to justice.


Harry Reid Uses 7 Dead Marines as Political Football



Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots, pro-troop organization, publicly criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday, after he commented on the floor of the Senate about the 7 Marines killed in a training accident in his home state of Nevada, tying their deaths to the sequestration cuts. The group’s spokesperson Debbie Lee, whose son Marc Alan Lee was killed in combat in Iraq in 2006, said Reid’s use of the tragedy was insensitive and exploitative.


Obama Gives American Rights to Terrorist


Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, criticized the decision by President Obama and his Justice Department to try recently captured Al-Qaeda operative Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, in New York City.