November 14, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Don't Let Lame Duck Congress Pass NSA Spying Bills!

On Election Day, Americans fired many members of Congress who wanted to rubberstamp the NSA's illegal surveillance program. But before newly-elected representatives can take office and defend your rights, the president wants to sneak through spying legislation -- including a proposal that could threaten cases like EFF's lawsuit against AT&T. Your help is urgently needed to stop these dangerous proposals.

Lawsuits against the telephone providers may provide the best chance to stop the spying program, and no one should be let off the hook for such blatant violation of the law. Yet members of Congress are now pushing legislation that purports to immunize telephone companies and other corporations that illegally collaborated with the government's spying program.

Lame duck representatives may try to attach these proposals to a variety of bills. Don't let them get away with it -- use our Action Center to see if your representative is one of the key people who can stop these bills, and call them now.

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