20 Jan 2009

Get FISA Right launches new pro-Constitution video on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and Comedy Channel

Get FISA right is delighted to announce that our new video/cable TV ad, Congratulations, President Obama. Please get FISA right, premiers January 20, Inauguration Day, in Washington DC on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and the Comedy Channel.

If you’d like to congratulate President Obama, please leave a message in a comment on the Get FISA Right blog — or on Facebook or on YouTube, if you prefer. If you want, you can also share your views with him and the new administration about FISA, the PATRIOT Act, and civil liberties.

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17 Jan 2009

Get FISA Right on change.gov

Man, you’d think they’d give us the weekend off so we could focus on service … but noooooo, the voting in change.gov’s Citizen’s Briefing Book closes Sunday. Our idea is Get FISA Right, repeal the PATRIOT Act, and restore our civil liberties, submitted by John Joseph Bachir. Please vote. And digg it!

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15 Jan 2009

w00t, w00t – Get FISA Right finishes #5 in Ideas for Change

With a late rush, Get FISA Right, repeal the PATRIOT Act, and restore our civil liberties squeaked into the #5 position in the change.org’s Ideas for Change in America competition with 12285 votes!

Congratulations, all, and thanks once again!

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15 Jan 2009

50 votes needed for a special prosecutor — less than an hour left

Bob Fertik’s idea is within 50 votes of the #10 spot in the change.org (not .gov) Ideas for Change competition, with only about 50 minutes left!

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/appoint_a_special_prosecutor_for_the_crimes_of_the_bush_administration

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14 Jan 2009

Breaking: Get FISA Right endorses “Special Prosecutor” Idea for Change in America

With less than 36 hours to go in change.org’s Ideas for Change in America competition, Get FISA Right has voted overwhelmingly (30-2) to endorse Bob Fertik’s Appoint a Special Prosecutor for the Crimes of the Bush Administration.

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12 Jan 2009

Get FISA Right on Ideas for Change: Only 72 Hours Left, Five Ways to Help

Voting in change.org’s Ideas for Change in America competition closes Thursday at 2 p.m. Pacific time. Get FISA Right, repeal the PATRIOT Act, and restore our civil liberties has just fallen to #8, and a couple of the ideas close behind us like Pass the DREAM Act – Support Higher Education for All Students have been climbing rapidly.

Now would be a very good time to start increasing our momentum.

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10 Jan 2009

Stonewall 2.0: Repeal DOMA

The vibe under the sunshine at the corner of Castro and Market was positive and determined — a few hundred people maybe (I’m horrible at estimating), just the right size for the location.  The immediate purpose was to organize for signature-gathering for the Open Letter to President Obama, with people

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10 Jan 2009

Stonewall 2.0: Repeal DOMA

A report from the “Repeal DOMA” demonstration at Castro and Market, how you can help. Speaking of “help”, there’s also a link to the change.org Ideas for Change in America competition, where Pass Marriage Equality Rights for LGBT Couples Nationwide is in fifth place so far.

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06 Jan 2009

FISA and wiretapping: two good pieces of news on the legal front

A hearing has been scheduled for February 9 on the goverment’s appeal of District Court Judge Ann Aiken’s September 2007 ruling that declared FISA unconstitutional; and

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06 Jan 2009

Ideas for Change: second-round voting underway!

Last month I posted about change.org’s Ideas for Change in America competition: The top 10 rated ideas will be presented to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009 as the “Top 10 Ideas for America.” We will then launch a national campaign behind each idea and mobilize the

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