URGE CONGRESS TO OPPOSE WARRANTLESS DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE
(WASHINGTON, DC, 9/13/2006) - CAIR today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to urge their elected officials to resist the fast-track legalization of warrantless domestic surveillance programs.
Last week President Bush put wiretapping bills on a fast track when he asked Congress to give him "additional authority" to continue his secret eavesdropping program. If made law, these bills could grant dangerous new powers to the current and future presidents to create spy programs free from judicial oversight, a traditional check on Presidential power.
Also last week, a bi-partisan group of Senators sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) asking him to hold more oversight hearings:
SEE: Republican Senators Join Democrats to Urge Specter to Hold Bill
A number of prominent civil liberties groups are participating in this urgent action.
For a full listing of participating groups and additional information, go to:
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:
1) Call both of your Senators and your Representative and ask them to support a full, public investigation of the NSA surveillance program.
TO CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, GO TO (Talking points and advice for making an effective call are provided at the website): http://capwiz.com/cair/callalert/index.tt?alertid=9017471&type=CO