FC: Libertarians, ACLU oppose Washington state wiretap bill

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 14:50:03 PST

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    From: "Jacqueline Passey Bartels" <jacquelineat_private>
    Subject: Last chance to stop dangerous anti-terrorism bill
    Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 14:13:16 -0800
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    Last chance to stop a dangerous anti-terrorism bill in the Washington
    legislature.  I've been too pre-occupied with convention business to keep up
    on this, so I am passing on the ACLU's activist alert with all the details.
    Jacqueline Bartels
    Executive Director, Libertarian Party of Washington State
    10115 Greenwood Ave N #297, Seattle WA 98133
    -----Original Message-----
    From: walker@aclu-wa.org [mailto:walker@aclu-wa.org]
    Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 11:36 AM
    Subject: ACLU E-mail Activist Alert
    March 8, 2002
    Greetings E-mail Activists!
    Late Wednesday, the Washington House of Representatives passed Senate Bill
    6704, the anti-terrorism bill formerly construed as House Bill 2879, and
    which includes the language of the wiretap bill, HB 2416. The vote was 70 -
    23, yet it collected more "no" votes than last time the anti-terrorism bill
    was before the House, and one of the "no" votes was actually mistakenly cast
    but could not be changed.
    This bill is now back before the Senate and we need your help to make sure
    that it does not pass there!  It seems likely at this time that the Senate
    is prepared to vote "not to concur" with the changes the House made to SB
    6704.  This Senate vote is scheduled for sometime on Saturday.
    We need all E-mail Activists to telephone and e-mail all of the Senate
    Democratic leadership listed below, and any other Senator you know, or who
    directly represents you.  Please start making your calls and e-mails late
    Friday afternoon and continuing on through Saturday morning.
    Your brief message should be: "Please do not concur with the House
    amendments to Senate Bill 6704.  The House wiretap and terrorism language is
    overbroad and dangerous to civil liberties."
    The toll-free legislative hotline can tell you who is your particular
    Senator: 1-800-562-6000.  You can also look it up on the Web at:
    Senate Democratic leaders:
    Majority Leader, Sid Snyder:  360-786-7636; (no public e-mail)
    Majority Caucus Chair, Harriet Spanel:  360-786-7678; spanel_haat_private
    Majority Floor Leader, Betti Sheldon: 360-786-7644; sheldon_beat_private
    Majority Whip, Tracey Eide: 360-786-7658; eide_trat_private
    Majority Caucus Vice Chair, Ken Jacobsen: 360-786-7690;
    Majority Assistant Floor Leader, Jeri Costa: 360-786-7674;
    Majority Assistant Whip, Jim Kastama: 360-786-7648; kastama_jaat_private
    For more information on this legislation and why it is dangerous for civil
    liberties, go to http://www.aclu-wa.org/NS-Oppose.Bills.2.14.02.html
    Christianne Walker
    Field and Legislative Coordinator, ACLU of Washington
    705 Second Ave #300, Seattle, WA  98104
    P.S. Your support is critical to the ACLU's ability to protect these and
    other civil liberties.  If you are not already a member, please considering
    joining the ACLU today by visiting
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