March 29, 2006
There is a shakeup in the White House with the resignation of Chief of Staff Andrew Card. Let's keep Washington shaking with your phone calls this week calling for the censure of George Bush.
Here is the next step in giving Bush his "pink slip." On March 13, 2006, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced a resolution to censure George W. Bush for illegally wiretapping U.S. citizens.
We already have a legal surveillance program with built-in oversight. It's called Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). It was created to protect U.S. citizens from being spied upon. FISA provides extensive flexibility for monitoring suspicious persons. It is the law of the land. Bush violated that law (and lied about it). He must be held accountable.
This is precisely what Senator Feingold is doing. But so far, only Senators Boxer (D-CA) and Harkin (D-IA) have cosponsored his censure resolution. Where are the rest? Even Feingold is baffled by what he calls the "cowering Democrats". We need to help this one Senator who has the strength and courage to do the right thing.
Call your Senators and demand they join with Senator Feingold.
And if you are in Washington DC this Friday, March 31, join Senator Feingold and the Senate Judiciary Committee at the hearing on "An Examination of the Call to Censure the President" (9:30 a.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building). Wear pink!
Let's remind our Senators that they signed an oath to uphold the Constitution and that we are watching. Act NOW!
Alison, Dana, Farida, Gael, Jodie, Medea, Rae and Tiffany
P.S. If your making summer plans, check out where we will be and join us.