Snippet of email from ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, with an important FISA action you can take today:
[…] Cowed by the Bush administration’s pre-election scare tactics, the Senate passed privacy-stealing FISA legislation undermining your Fourth Amendment rights.
It’s outrageous, unconstitutional and un-American. That’s why the ACLU is prepared to challenge this law the moment George Bush signs it — and you can rest assured, they’ll be meeting our lawyers in court.
Our lawsuit will send a powerful message to those in Congress who played it safe when they had the opportunity to defend the Constitution. You can join the ACLU in sending that message by signing on to our ad letting Congress know that if they won’t stand up for freedom, you and the ACLU will.
We’ll be taking out a full-page ad in a major national newspaper announcing our lawsuit and expressing our outrage at this abandonment of Constitutional principles. Our goal is to run an ad that contains the names of tens of thousands of Americans who believe in the Constitution and want Congress to hear us loud and clear: next time, stand up for our rights.