Update: about 5 minutes after I made this post, Jason Rosenbaum’s Tomorrow, a chance to fix FISA and the PATRIOT Act went up on The Seminal. More like that, please!
Last summer Get FISA Right’s growth on my.barackobama.com was fuelled by the blogosphere. The big blogs of the progressive blogosphere sparked things, and the the technology-in-politics blogs like TechPresident, Clickocracy, Wired, Slashdot started covering the activism story. Since then, there successful blog-fuelled social network activism campaigns propelled by feminist, LGBTQ, migrant rights blogs.
So in the last-minute push to the Senate Judiciary Committee markup, it would be great to get support from bloggers of all stripes. We realize it’s incredibly short notice and there’s a lot going on. It doesn’t have to be a fancy post — something short and to the point is enough to make a difference.
If you get a chance between now and lunchtime on Thursday, please try to something up with three key messages for your readers:
- Now is the best chance yet to fix the PATRIOT Act and reform FISA
- Call and email their Senators
- Please join us online Thursday for activism and discussion during the hearing: http://bit.ly/oct1hearing
We’ve got lots more resources — links, embed code for videos and petitions — on our wiki at http://bit.ly/oct1bloggers. Or heck, just copy the three bullet points above as an action alert and include the “Stop spying on Americans” image above . One way or another, please try to find a way to help.
And if you do post about it, please drop a comment in this thread so we can retweet it!