January 23, 2008 | By Cindy Cohn

Bloggers and Others Push Presidential Candidates on Immunity

With Congress back in session this week and the Presidential season in full swing, the fight to prevent the Bush administration from granting immuniy to the telecoms for illegal spying is heating up once again. Activists and bloggers alike are keeping the heat on.

First, Credo Mobile (formerly Working Assets) urged its members to write to Senators Clinton, Obama and McCain, the three presidential candidates who are still in the Senate and who have said they'd oppose immunity.

The results were tremendous: 67,000 emails were sent to the Senators.

Meanwhile Jane Hamsher over at Firedoglake has been urging folks to write to former Senator Edwards. Edwards can make telecom immunity a debate issue in for the presidential candidates who still have a vote in Congress.

And of course the amazing Glenn Greenwald continues pointing out how Senator Harry Reid has the power to help stop the immunity train by supporting Senator Dodd and the handful of others who are willing to lay down on the tracks, but instead seems to be shoveling in more coal.

This is all good news, but we're heading into another crunch time, so even if you've already spoken out, please consider doing it again. Let Congress know that we're still watching. www.stopthespying.org.

And check back to the www.stopthespying.org in the next couple of days for another way to make your voice, and your face, heard.


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