Dear ACLU Supporter,
Yesterday, President Bush signed an unconstitutional domestic wiretapping bill and one hour later, ACLU lawyers filed a landmark lawsuit to challenge its constitutionality.
The fight over FISA now moves from Congress to the courts. And we need you to stand with us as we fight for freedom and the Constitution. Support the ACLU’s lawsuit to challenge this law as well as other crucial efforts to defend freedom by becoming an ACLU monthly donor.
If Congress and the Bush administration thought yesterday’s signing ceremony would be the end of this battle, they have severely underestimated the ACLU and its members’ resolve to stand up for freedom and the Constitution. If they can’t do it, we will.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of an impressive array of professionals -- journalists, human rights organizations and lawyers -- whose ability to perform their work will be greatly compromised by this new law.
Our clients include The Nation magazine and two of its contributing journalists, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and more.
Because of the nature of their calls and e-mails, our clients believe that their communications are likely to be monitored under the new law. Even the looming possibility of this surveillance disrupts their ability to talk with sources, locate witnesses, conduct scholarship, and engage in advocacy.
Don’t let Congress and the Bush administration infringe on their freedom -- or on yours. Become an ACLU monthly donor today.
Now is an especially important time for you to become a Guardian of Liberty. Not only can you help fund essential work fighting this unconstitutional legislation but your decision to make a monthly pledge can move us a giant step closer to our target of 2,000 new monthly supporters this month. If we reach that goal by July 31st, the ACLU will earn a $100,000 Matching Gift further strengthening our efforts to stand up for freedom as no other organization in America can.
As a Guardian of Liberty, you can join tens of thousands of your fellow citizens in donating a small amount each month to help the ACLU’s critical work in defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We’ll keep fighting in every available forum until this affront to the Constitution is rejected and reversed. And we’re counting on you to stand with us every step of the way. Please stand with us by becoming a Guardian of Liberty today.
In defense of freedom,
Anthony D. Romero
P.S. Learn more about our lawsuit and clients. http://www.aclu.org/faa
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