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Hey Kossacks,

The past two days have been unbelievable. Yesterday, DFA members asked for action to hold Sen. Feinstein accountable if she did not vote for a bill WITHOUT telecom immunity and you responded with over 175 calls per hour for a day and a half. Tonight she did the right thing.

This was my bet:

...we should soon find out if all of our pressure forced DiFi to change her vote on Telecom Immunity.

I'm not holding my breath, but I am willing to bet $15 she does. If she doesn't change her vote, then I'm going to contribute $15 bucks to DFA. If she changes her vote... I hope you will contribute to DFA instead.

I contributed $15 anyway! I'm hoping you will too.

Because we did it together. When I called the Reno office the woman tried to tell me the Majority Leader didn't have the ability. When I explain that he was the only one who could call the vote. She relented and admitted that's true.

Great work everyone, let's celebrate!


P.S. Check out the message I just emailed DFA members about it after the jump..

Dear DFA Member,

I don't normally send out an email at the end of the day, but something incredible just happened.

This evening, the Senate Democrats finally stood up to President Bush. And it was all because of DFA members like you.

Senate Democrats are now refusing to let Bush get away with his latest egregious abuse of power. They voted unanimously for a bill WITHOUT retroactive immunity to the major telecom companies who broke the law.

Everyone expected Dianne Feinstein to vote with the Republicans, but because of your work Senator Dianne Feinstein did the right thing and voted for the bill without retroactive immunity.

DFA stepped in. We sent a call to action, and you stepped up. With over 175 calls per hour totaling 2,399 reported calls to Senate Majority Leader Reid, DFA members across the country put the pressure on Democrats to do the right thing. And we won!

DFA stands up to Democrats who align themselves with Bush. But we can't do it without you. Contribute $15 today so we can keep the pressure on.

Now, because of your action, Bush's allies in his illegal war against our civil liberties will be held accountable. Because of you, the law will apply to everyone -- without special exceptions for Bush's corporate buddies.

And most importantly, together, we stood up to a Democrat who too often forgets which party she belongs to. And we won!

Whether it's defeating Republicans or holding Democrats accountable, your contribution of $15 gives DFA the tools to take our country back.

Thank you for taking action to hold the Bush Administration accountable. Tonight we celebrate; tomorrow we get back to work.


Charles Chamberlain
Political Director

Originally posted to Charles Chamberlain on Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 06:06 PM PST.

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