On Monday, the Senate will begin consideration of the deeply flawed FISA measure from the Senate Intelligence Committee that expands the government’s powers and gives undeserved amnesty to the telcos. Chris Dodd has promised to filibuster any bill that contains telco amnesty, and his fellow presidential candidates have promised to support his filibuster.
Call Senators Biden, Clinton and Obama and urge them to keep that promise. Call Senators Feingold, Sanders, Menendez, Brown, Harkin, Cardin, Akaka, Webb, Kennedy and Boxer, all of whom signed onto a letter asking Reid to proceed with legislation that specifically does not contain amnesty, and urge them to follow through by supporting Dodd's filibuster. Call your own Senators to ask that they join in. Use the whip count tool from Chris Dodd to contact your Senators. Fill up their voicemails and inboxes this weekend.
Surely 41 Democrats will be willing to side with the American people over the telco industry, over protecting our civil rights over the rights of these corporations to get of the hook for illegally spying on us.