Press Release From The Electronic Freedom Foundation:
The Senate is about to vote on whether to pass a bill granting immunity from the law to phone companies for illegal spying. This could be our best and last chance to hold the telecoms accountable for breaking the law — please contact your Senators today and tell them to stand strong:
If passed, the bill would place a Congressional seal of approval on the President’s illegal spying program. Phone companies that knowingly broke the law and sent millions of Americans’ personal phone calls and emails to the government would be handed what amounts to a get-out-of-jail-free card. Some have called the bill a bipartisan compromise between extremes, but this is pure spin. In reality, it’s nothing less than a complete cave to the phone companies’ and White House’s demands. It would destroy the country’s best chance for a judicial ruling on whether the President and his allies can break the law with impunity.
Please, call your Senators today. Tell them you see through the spin, tell them to stand up for civil liberties and the rule of law, tell them to vote “no” on the FISA Amendments Act:
The battle against telecom immunity has been long and hard-fought. Thank you for everything you’ve done.