Wednesday, April 16, 2008

FISA - today's round in the battle

Senator Leahy and Congressman Conyers are asking for our help:
Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a strong and balanced FISA bill, legislation that protects America's national security while defending civil liberties -- without granting retroactive immunity to phone companies. Retroactive immunity would abet the Bush-Cheney Administration's efforts to avoid accountability for its actions.

This was a tremendous accomplishment -- and would not have been possible without the hard work of engaged citizens. Together, we have already sent 1,723 letters to the editors of newspapers in support of a fair FISA bill!

But there's still much work to do. Now that the House has passed a fair FISA bill, it's time to turn our attention back to the Senate.

Urge the Senate to support the House’s strong and balanced FISA bill -- forward an email to your Senators now!
You can go to FIX FISA and forward your support. It takes less than a minute.

--the BB

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