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    gpclay, dbratl, sima, Rachel Griffiths

    Here's the loose version of the message that I just left for Carper & Biden:

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    Hi, my name is Abe Frohman from Sussex County and I wanted to leave Senator _ a message saying how happy I was to hear that the Senate will only need 50 votes to pass critical amendments to the FISA bill.

    I hope I can count on your vote for the Feingold/Dodd Amendment to strip retroactive telecom immunity from the bill.  If these corporations violated civil rights of Americans without warrants--no matter how good their intentions [I was being generous]--let them defend themselves in court.

    Your consitituency will see through any Administration attempts to paint you as "soft on terror".  Pass a good FISA bill without retroactive immunity and let the President try to explain to the people why he would veto what he purports to be critical expansions of FISA for the sole purpose of protecting his corporate cronies.

    Thank you for your time.
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    It may be too long; I'm a total novice at this.  I'd love any suggestions for improvement.

    And I left a similar message at Clinton and Obama's offices encouraging them to ensure the Senate has the 50 votes on Feingold/Dodd...I hoped they would show leadership in action by briefly coming off the campaign trail to protect the rights of all Americans...

    Of all the Bush atrocities, I'd've never guessed that FISA would finally be the straw that broke thorugh my lack of activism!

    Speaker Pelosi: The Constitution is ALWAYS worth it.

    by Abe Frohman on Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 07:58:17 PM PST

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