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Democracy For The Southern Adirondack/Tricounty Area
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Tricounty DFA: Emergency Requests For Us - Bush Spy Scandal
Hello Everyone;

First, a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you all!

I wasn't intending to send out an update before the holidays -- most of us are pretty preoccupied with the holidays, but we are all being asked contact everyone we know on an emergency basis to call attention to what is, unbelievably, the biggest Bush scandal yet.

Last weekend Bush admitted to breaking the law in illegally spying on Americans. The big question is why? In 28 years the special, secret intelligence court has only turned the government down four times -- and the Administration can go to the court retroactively to get permission. Columnist David Sirota puts his finger on it -- they were spying on political dissidents -- on us. That's why they can't go to court. Read Sirota:

We all must speak out to prevent this from being swept under the rug. This is an impeachable offense, a basic threat to our freedoms. John Dean, Nixon's former counsel during Watergate, who would know, says it is clearly a high crime under the constitution:

What can we do? First, Governor Dean explains the stakes and asks us to sign a FOIL with him in the next 48 hours:
Rep. Louise Slaughter asks us to sign a petition:
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We can also call our Senators to demand the Senate investigation Sen. Spector has agreed to will be real.

Also, Kirsten Gillibrand's website is now up!

I'd like to also let everyone know we will probably be having our meetup on the second Wednesday of January rather than the first; big doings in 2006 with the Gillibrand campaign! More on this in an update next week, but at the last meeting we agreed to schedule a formal endorsement of Kirsten in January. We'll also have lots of news about a very special DFA Training Program in our area and the exciting field program to Take Back the 20th Congressional District. The talk is over. Now we get to act!

Again, have a great holiday!

My thanks to you all,


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