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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Urgent: Act Now to Stop the FISA Capitulation!

The Hill reports that so-called House Democratic "Leader" Steny Hoyer is trying hard to capitulate to the Republicans on legislation that would expand the government's power to spy on Americans and grant retroactive amnesty to the telecommunications companies that helped Bush violate the law:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the House and Senate can finish the contentious overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) this week.

The House could vote on the bill Friday, Hoyer said.

Mona at The Art of the Possible and Glenn Greenwald at Salon.com have more.

Please contact your members of Congress today and tell them to vote NO on any bill that would direct federal courts to grant amnesty to the lawbreakers, or that would allow for warrantless wiretaps of Americans' international calls and e-mails, or both. The ACLU's action alert makes it easy to contact your members of Congress. Democrats.com also has an on-line petition.

Now, there's something else you can do. The Blue America PAC vs Retroactive Immunity is dedicated to holding Hoyer and the other so-called "Democratic" traitors accountable for their capitulation. Please go here and give what you can, then pass the message on to any friends you have who might care about freedom, privacy, and the rule of law.


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