Dodd, Feingold and Wyden to Filibuster FISA Today. Tell Your Senator to Jump In.
Senators Christopher Dodd and Russell Feingold released a statement last night in which they promised not only to filibuster H.R. 6304, the bill to unconstitutionally nullify the Fourth Amendment, but to work to modify the bill even if that effort fails.
On the Democracy Now! radio show yesterday with Amy Goodman, Feingold intimated that there were others willing to support the filibuster:
AMY GOODMAN: Senator Feingold, will you filibuster this bill?
SEN. RUSS FEINGOLD: We are going to resist this bill. We are going to make sure that the procedural votes are gone through. In other words, a filibuster is requiring sixty votes to proceed to the bill, sixty votes to get cloture on the legislation. We will also—Senator Dodd and I and others will be taking some time to talk about this on the floor. We’re not just going to let it be rubberstamped.
AMY GOODMAN: Would you filibuster, though?
SEN. RUSS FEINGOLD: That’s what I just described.
Senator Ron Wyden is apparently one of those others.
Make sure that your Senator is on the list of those who will support the filibuster of H.R. 6304. Check out this list of phone numbers for the Senate, and make that call. Most Senate offices open at 9 AM. Call as soon as you can — the bill is reportedly coming up for consideration today.