Thursday, June 19, 2008

Matheson's Blue Dogs/Republicans Set to "Compromise" the Constitution

Do Something:

Congress is set to vote Friday on a bill that gives immunity to telecom companies that broke the law and contains vacuum cleaner style surveillance that sweeps up the phone calls and emails of Americans. Already, we know it’s blatantly unconstitutional. Things are moving so fast and so secretively that the ACLU only got a copy of this bill this morning.

Even if you’ve emailed, called or visited your members of Congress about FISA, we need you to contact them again today.

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Make a call to Senator (R-Utah) Orrin G. Hatch's Office

Phone: (202) 224-5251

District Phone: (801) 524-4380

Log a call to Senator (R-Utah) Orrin G. Hatch's Office
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Make a call to Senator (R-Utah) Robert 'Bob' F. Bennett's Office

Phone: (202) 224-5444

District Phone: (801) 524-5933

Log a call to Senator (R-Utah) Robert 'Bob' F. Bennett's Office
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Make a call to Representative (R-Utah District 1) Rob W. Bishop's Office

Phone: (202) 225-0453

District Phone: (801) 625-0107


Log a call to Representative (R-Utah District 1) Rob W. Bishop's Office

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Make a call to Representative (D-Utah District 2) Jim Matheson's Office

Phone: (202) 225-3011

District Phone: (801) 486-1236

Log a call to Representative (D-Utah District 2) Jim Matheson's Office

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Make a call to Representative (R-Utah District 3) Chris B. Cannon's Office

Phone: (202) 225-7751

District Phone: (801) 851-2500

Log a call to Representative (R-Utah District 3) Chris B. Cannon's Office



When you call, say something like this:

I am a constituent calling about H.R. 6304, the Hoyer/Bush FISA Deal. I urge you to vote "NO" because:

1. The Hoyer/Bush FISA deal allows for mass and untargeted surveillance of Americans’ communications.
2. The Hoyer/Bush FISA deal contains blanket immunity, virtually guaranteeing lawsuits against telecom companies will be dismissed. Ongoing lawsuits may be our last best hope of exposing the extent of illegal spying.
3. If leadership will not lead, it is the responsibility of every lawmaker to lead on this issue. You need to do what your constituents and the American people demand. Bowing to pressure from Republicans, the White House, the telecommunications companies and even Democratic leaders is unacceptable.

3 comments:

  1. I've already called and e-mailed Matheson's office. Blue dogs are really "blue bellies" but Matheson is the only one of Utah's delegation that could possibly vote against the Hoyer bill.

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  2. I called Matheson too (assumed calling Cannon, Bishop, Bennet, and Hatch) was a waste of a phone call. We can assume where they stand (lock step with the President of course, free thinkers that they are). The woman who answered the phone wasn't happy to hear from me. But then I'm not happy the Congressman she works for is allowing immunity for lawbreakers who donate to campaigns, and that he is willing to accept the blanket warrantless-wiretapping of Americans.

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  3. I just discovered your blog. I like well written and succinct ones and yours looks good so far! Good for you/good for us.

    I have already made me Warrentless Wiretapping calls last night and today. I wish I had read your summery for the calls first it was well said.

    Thank you for this blog...I know it's lots of work. I will stay tuned.

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