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Sunday, February 10, 2008

FISA fight moves to House

From an e-mail I (along with the rest of the ACLU's mailing list) received from Caroline Fredrickson of the ACLU:

Only bold, decisive action from a sizable bloc of House members -- led by the Congressional Progressive Caucus -- can stop warrantless wiretapping of Americans and telecom immunity from becoming the law of the land.

Tell your representative to oppose telecom immunity and warrantless wiretapping.

Then, because time is short, follow up with a phone call.

If the House caves, a bill that ignores the Constitution, condones overreaching executive branch power grabs and provides immunity to phone companies that sold out our privacy will soon reach President Bush’s desk.

If that happens, you can rest assured that the minute Mr. Bush reaches for his pen, ACLU lawyers will be headed to court. Because wherever this fight leads us, we will not let unconstitutional violations of our due process and privacy rights go unchallenged.

Now, though, is no time to concede defeat in Congress.

Demand your representative uphold the Constitution and the rule of law.


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