Thursday, June 19, 2008

Call your representative: Kill the FISA "compromise"

The House of Representatives will vote tomorrow (Friday), and Steny Hoyer and the Blue Dog Democrats are about to give the racketeers in the White House a freebie of epic proportions.

Here's your talking point--anything else you want to throw in is just icing on the cake:

The telecoms should not be given amnesty for conducting warrantless, illegal surveillance on American citizens simply because the Bush administration asked them to. Any deal that gives them amnesty will invite further law-breaking and keep us from ever finding out what laws the Bush administration has already broken.

And here are the numbers:

Representative David Wu (D) - District 1
District Office: 503-326-2901 Fax: 503-326-5066
Washington D.C. Office: 202-225-0855

Representative Greg Walden (R) - District 2
District Office: 541-776-4646, 1-800-533-3303 Fax: 541-779-0204
Washington D.C. Office: 202-225-6730: Fax: 202-225-5774

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D) - District 3
District Office: 503-231-2300
Fax: 503-230-5413
Washington D.C. Office: 202-225-4811,

Representative Peter DeFazio (D) - District 4
District Offices: (Eugene) 541-465-6732 or 1-800-944-9603, (Coos Bay) 541-269-2609,
(Roseburg) 541-440-3523
Washington D.C. Office: 202-225-6416

Representative Darlene Hooley (D) - District 5
District Offices: (Salem) 503-588-9100 Fax: 503-588-5517, (Oregon City) 503-557-1324 Fax: 503-557-1981
Washington D.C. Office: 202-225-5711

Forget about signing an online petition; don't send your representative an email. The first doesn't get taken seriously, and the second won't get noticed in time. Even if it's not in your free cell-phone time, take two minutes and tell your representative that the FISA compromise should be voted down.

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