Breaking: Tell your reps to oppose retroactive immunity for phone companies’ lawbreaking.

Dear MoveOn member,

Newsweek recently reported that the nation’s biggest phone companies, “working closely with the White House, have mounted a secretive lobbying campaign to get Congress to quickly approve a measure wiping out all private lawsuits against them” for helping the Bush administration illegally wiretap innocent Americans.

Yesterday, President Bush weighed in publicly, promising to veto an upcoming bill dealing with our nation’s wiretapping policy if it doesn’t give corporations retroactive immunity for their lawbreaking. Pending lawsuits could be the only way Americans ever find out how far Bush went in breaking the law—Bush’s threat yesterday is an attempted cover-up.

Some Democrats like Sen. Russ Feingold immediately said no to Bush. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said retroactive immunity “is not off the table.”

Can you call Congressman Christopher Van Hollen* today? Tell him to oppose retroactive immunity for phone companies’ lawbreaking.

Congressman Christopher Van Hollen
Phone: 202-225-5341

*All Other Reps:

Tel: (202) 224-3121 — Capitol Hill Switchboard. (800) 828 – 0498 — Toll Free Congress

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