The president is unconstitutionally wiretapping the telephone and Internet communications of millions of ordinary Americans. Telecom giants want to block lawsuits like EFF's case against AT&T and get immunity for their illegal collaboration with the president's program.
And now Congress is threatening to let them get away with it.
Stand with EFF as we launch a new campaign to take on Congress and stop the spying. Tell the government to stop surveillance of Americans' communications without a warrant.
Defend your freedom now: www.stopthespying.org
For at least six years, President Bush has authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct dragnet surveillance on our domestic telecommunications networks, vacuuming up the private communications of millions of ordinary Americans with no warrants or other meaningful oversight.
Yet instead of reining in this intolerable attack on your Constitutional rights, the Democratic leadership caved to the president's demands for even more spying authority by passing the so-called "Protect America Act" in August. Now the Administration wants to make its power grab permanent, prevent any court from stopping the illegal spying, and give companies like AT&T a "get-out-of-jail-free" card.
It's going to take massive public outrage to make Congress grow a backbone and check the president's abuse of power. The first step is to demand a strong, clear commitment from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to protect your rights.
Legislation could be considered this month, so please don't wait before picking up the phone and making your voice heard. You can get contact information and talking points at: stopthespying.org