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Cardin to support Dodd-Leahy-Feingold amendment to FISA Amendment Act

Posted by Thomas Nephew on July 7th, 2008

Just spoke with a staffer at the Cardin office, who confirmed that Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will be supporting the Dodd-Feingold-Leahy amendment to the FISA Amendment Act. Their amendment removes language conferring immunity from civil lawsuits to telecommunications companies who worked with the NSA warrantless surveillance program. A staffer at Senator Mikulski’s (D-MD) office was unable to say how she would vote on that amendment.

You can use the easy Blue America tool I did to contact your own Senators. You give it your phone number and zip code, and the system calls you and connects you to the right Senator’s office. There’s a brief bit of phone coaching first, a script, and a place to record what happened. (You can leave the phone number blank and still get the script and form to record what happened.)

Via “Get FISA Right“, which also recommends a similar Electronic Freedom Foundation system (doesn’t call you, though) about the whole FISA bill.


Graphic and button via firedoglake, where you’ll find a lot of good links to Senator Dodd, Glenn Greenwald, and others.

2 Responses to “Cardin to support Dodd-Leahy-Feingold amendment to FISA Amendment Act”

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  2. eRobin Says:

    That’s great! My Senators are keeping secret their coming betrayal of their oaths of office.

    Prove me wrong, Bob! Prove me wrong!

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