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ACTIVISM ALERT UPDATE 5-2-06

Congress is now pushing a law that would end the free and open Internet as we know it. Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment and the key to Internet freedom. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. So Amazon doesn't have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to work more properly on your computer. Many members of Congress take campaign contributions from these companies, and they don't think the public are paying attention to this issue. Let's show them we care - please sign this petition today.
http://civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet/?id=7450-3995217-Wcy5q0W3NOVfpKEiGrV4jQ&t=2


A new lawsuit argues that AT&T has been helping the NSA’s illegal surveillance for years. Court papers describe the program as a "vast fishing expedition" to monitor Americans’ communications, without the warrants required by the U.S. Constitution. We need your help to press AT&T for answers – scroll down to the company and ask if it is spying on you!
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ccr/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3522


Tell the Senate to say NO to a permanent American presence in Iraq!
http://hq.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/Peaceact/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3502


Some 57 million U.S. workers say they would join a union if they could. But when workers try to gain a union voice on the job, employers respond with intimidation, harassment and retaliation. And our labor laws are too weak to stop them. Tell Congress: Restore Workers’ Freedom to Form Unions
http://www.clearwaterforcongress.com/petitions/pnum212.php


Torture is Un-American - Let's Make Sure Our Leaders Know
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/425618634?z00m=82311&z00m=82311<l=1146526052


Support the Feingold Amendment to End the War
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/clw/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3518#endalert


Tell Congress to bring cable price relief and competition to all consumers, including those who need it most!
https://secure.npsite.org/cu/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=997


Take FDA to Task on Medical Marijuana Position
http://actioncenter.drugpolicy.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=29834&ms=FDAMedMj042706-aa


Right now Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the First Amendment of the Internet -- a principle called "network neutrality" that preserves the free and open Internet. Congress needs to hear from you today or they will hand over control of what you do online to companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.
http://action.freepress.net/campaign/savethenet


Help Send A Message To The Oil Companies
https://secure.afa.net/afa/afapetition/signpetition.asp?id=1540


The pathetic lobbying and ethics reform bill in the House will reform neither lobbying nor ethics. Our own Legislative Representative Craig Holman has secured House members to introduce significant amendments - if they're allowed. Tell your Representative to demand open debate on ethics reform, and to support strong amendments to the Dreier bill!
http://action.citizen.org/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3450&t=CleanUpWashington2col.dwt


Tell Congress Not to Side with Corporate Interests on Internet Neutrality
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/335672945?z00m=82026&z00m=82026<l=1146526722


Don't Write Discrimination Into the Constitution
http://actions.pfaw.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=enJHKINrFqG&b=1574949&action=6733&template=x.ascx


The latest attempted power grab by the Bush administration comes in the form of the Line Item Veto Act of 2006. This bill would give the president ‘rewrite authority’ on appropriations and entitlement bills, allowing him to unilaterally slash funding for education, healthcare, the arts, and services and programs for low-income Americans. PFAW continues to work to protect our constitutional system of checks and balances and to stand up for fairness. The Line Item Veto Act of 2006, which will be taken up by both the House and Senate in the next few months, threatens the Constitution AND fairness.
http://actions.pfaw.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=enJHKINrFqG&b=1574967&action=6734&template=x.ascx


Support Taiwan, NOT Communist China!
Tell Congress to Lift Travel Limitations on Taiwan's Leaders
http://capwiz.com/sicminc/issues/alert/?alertid=8708521&type=CO


Congress should prevent big telephone and cable companies from blocking or slowing your access to Internet services offered by their competitors!
https://secure.npsite.org/cu/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=797


Tell Congress You Want to Control Who Can Access Your Medical Information
https://secure2.convio.net/appf/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=105


Urge Congress to make it easier to opt out of junk mail
Ask your members to commission a national opt out list for junk mail.
http://capwiz.com/newdream/issues/alert/?alertid=271331&type=CO


The IRS is considering allowing tax preparers to sell your confidential tax return information to other companies, including marketers. And you'll have no control over how that company will use your data, who else they'll give it to, or whether or not they'll safeguard it from identity thieves. Sign a petition to Senators Burr and Dole asking them to support legislation, S.2484, to prohibit tax preparers from disclosing taxpayer information to other companies.
http://ncpirg.org/NC.asp?id=846&id3=NC&id4=ES&


Dianne Feinstein's (A Democrack) "Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music (PERFORM) Act" would permanently hobble your ability to record off the radio and force webcasters to use DRM formats. If passed, future satellite and digital radio receivers would be limited by law to what the bill calls "reasonable recording." To the RIAA, this means that all consumers will be banned from choosing and playing back selections based on song title, artist, or genre. According to the Consumer Electronics Retailers Coalition, even the transmission of a recording from room to room inside a house would be restricted by mandatory blocks and controls. Tell your representative not to co-sponsor or vote for PERFORM in the Senate or its companion bill in the House.
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?JServSessionIdr012=knwbqbm7d1.app13b&cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=221
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