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  •  have you heard of this woman? (4+ / 0-)

    Digby wrote-

    Imagine what we could do if we had more real, progressive civil libertarians in the US Senate. Here's one for you to support.  It's Shenna Bellows and she's running in Maine against the bucket of lukewarm water known as Susan Collins. She wrote this for Blue America:
    I may be the first ACLU leader in history to run for the United States Senate, but nothing less than our democracy is at stake. Politicians in Washington have trampled on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They have created a constitutional crisis. NSA spying is out of control, threatening our individual freedoms and international relations.

    The Senate Intelligence Committee, on which my opponent, Susan Collins, sits, is reportedly holding closed-door hearings on NSA reform legislation. The secrecy of the proceedings is part of the problem.

    More info in this diary
    or this one.

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