We feel this is a significant constitutional issue that needs immediate attention. In addition, we hope you will forward this action to your friends who are not WV-CAG members so our voice is even louder.
Thanks for your time,
Gary Zuckett, WV-CAG Executive Director
Don’t let the Democrats cave!
For months now we've been fighting against a bill that would grant retroactive immunity to phone companies which helped George Bush spy on Americans. Despite the grassroots pressure, leading Democrats cut a deal with the Republicans that lets phone companies off the hook.1
How bad is this deal? In the words of Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, "The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation."2
Now that the House has passed the FISA compromise, a Senate filibuster may be the last chance to stop immunity.
Tell Senators Byrd and Rockefeller to stop the FISA compromise: http://www.truemajority.org/NoToFISA/WV/?state=WV
It's hard to overstate how much is at stake in this battle. Passing retroactive immunity would put an end once and for all to lawsuits which have the potential to expose the full extent of Bush's illegal wiretapping program. This is literally one of the last avenues we have to hold the Bush administration accountable before they leave office. On this question, there can be no doubt, immunity for phone companies is the same as immunity for George Bush and Dick Cheney.
Thanks for taking action,