Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Action alert: Make one call for freedom!

This week, the ACLU is launching Calling for Freedom, the boldest, most ambitious telephone advocacy program in our history. Working hand-in-hand with other organizations, we’re flooding the House of Representatives with thousands upon thousands of phone calls, urging key members to stand firm against Bush fear-mongering on FISA.

Please call your representative right now.

For more background about why these decisions are critical for Americans' privacy rights, visit the ACLU webpage on FISA.

The House could vote at any time. And there’s no guarantee that they will hold firm on their refusal to pass FISA legislation that defies the Constitution and overlooks telecom companies’ massive invasions of our privacy.

If we hold the line in the House, it will be for one reason: Because you and other ACLU activists across the country generated thousands and thousands of phone calls.

Every week that we prevent the House from passing legislation granting telecom immunity and excusing warrantless eavesdropping is a victory for the Constitution.

Please act now. Keep this dangerous legislation out of President Bush's hands.

Thanks so much for all that you do.

Caroline Fredrickson, Director
ACLU Washington Legislative Office