Last year, Congress made a grave mistake when it passed a bill granting immunity to telecommunications companies that allegedly aided the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.
It's up to you and me to fix that
Many of you worked with me as we fought hard against telecom
immunity in 2008. Now I need your help again as I work to repeal the provision
that Congress passed and George Bush signed into law.
This week, I
introduced a bill repealing telecom immunity. Will you sign on as a citizen
co-sponsor today to declare your support of my bill?
Help me repeal telecom immunity. Sign on as a
citizen co-sponsor of the Retroactive Immunity Repeal Act
I believe we best defend America when we also defend
its founding principles. We make our nation safer when we eliminate the false
choice between liberty and security.
But by granting retroactive
immunity to the telecommunications companies who may have participated in
warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, the Congress violated the
protection of our citizens' privacy and due process rights -- and we must not
allow that to stand.
We have just begun the work to repeal telecom
immunity. The first thing we need is a strong demonstration of grassroots
support for our bill -- and that means I need you to sign on as a citizen
Click here to sign on as a citizen co-sponsor
of the Retroactive Immunity Repeal Act today.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.