Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HELP REPEAL IMMUNITY FOR TELEPHONE COMPANIES WHO SPIED ON YOU AND ME ILLEGALLY

Protect Privacy & Defend Due Process 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 mistake.

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 today.

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 co-sponsor today.

Click here to sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Retroactive Immunity Repeal Act today.

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