Stop FISA “compromise” sham and telecom immunity

Please call today and oppose the FISA Amendments Act (HR 6304).

It is not acceptable to give away our civil liberties. Granting retroactive immunity to telecom companies is wrong.

This bill is not a “compromise.” It is a get-out-of-jail-free card bought by lobbyists for large phone companies. No matter how illegal, offensive or intrusive a company’s invasion of your privacy has been, it won’t make a difference if this legislation passes. If the president gave the company a note claiming their behavior was legal, they’re completely off the hook.

If we want to change Washington, it starts by telling Verizon, AT&T and Sprint that buying votes after they broke the law will not be tolerated:

All House Members (June 20th vote:)
Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint gave PAC contributions averaging:
$9,659 to each member of the House voting “YES” (105-Dem, 188-Rep)
$4,810 to each member of the House voting “NO” (128-Dem, 1-Rep)

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Go to Stop The Spying and find your Senator’s contact information. Call them now.

    California people: Dianne Feinstein’s office numbers are:
    202-224-3841 (DC)
    310-914-7300 (LA)
    619-231-9712 (SD)
    415-393-0707 (SF)
    559-485-7430 (Fresno)

    Barbara Boxer’s office numbers are:
    202-224-3553 (DC)
    213-894-5000 (LA)
    619-239-3884 (SD)
    415-403-0100 (SF)
    559-497-5109 (Fresno)
    916-448-2787 (Sacramento)
    909-888-8525 (Inland Empire)

  2. Call the Obama offices. Tell them not only must Senator Obama oppose this bill, but he needs to join in any filibuster.
    866-675-2008 (campaign headquarters)
    202-224-2854 (DC)
    312-886-3506 (IL)

  3. Join the Senator Obama Please Vote Against FISA group on my.barackobama.com. It’s currently the #5 biggest group on barackobama.com. Let’s make it #1.

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