Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Fwd: Can This Ad Restore Habeas Corpus?

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From: Anthony D. Romero, ACLU <Executive_Director@aclu.org>
Date: Dec 19, 2006 4:21 PM
Subject: Can This Ad Restore Habeas Corpus?


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We've identified 25 members of Congress whose votes will make or break efforts to restore habeas corpus, stop torture, and end warrantless spying.

Now, we urgently need more supporters like you in key Congressional districts. Your gift today will help create hometown pressure for our efforts to reclaim lost liberties.

Help Run the Ads That Can Make It Happen.
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Dear Matthew,

"We need more people. And we need them in the right places." That's what our legislative director, Caroline Fredrickson, told me when I asked her what we need to win real civil liberties victories in the new Congress.

That's why we're running ads where it will count to build up our hometown strength.

The ACLU's membership has more than doubled in recent years. But, in too many congressional districts, we still lack the hometown strength we'll need in the weeks ahead to restore habeas corpus, stop torture, and reclaim our lost liberties.

We must raise enough money to run ads for each of our top 25 targeted Congressional Districts. Just how many ads we're able to run is going to be up to you. Please view the districts and then support our ad campaign now.

In each of these places, we're looking for someone almost exactly like you. Same values. Same passionate commitment to freedom. Same determination to reclaim our lost liberties. But not necessarily the same hometown.

For example, on the 40-member House Judiciary Committee, there are nine key representatives in districts where we absolutely need more ACLU members -- more members for those critical, decisive votes in Congress.

With the help of ACLU supporters like you, we're going to run newspaper ads in local papers like the El Paso Times in Texas, the Greensboro News and Record in South Carolina and the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri. Our goal: attract thousands of new ACLU members and supporters in our crucial 25 targeted Congressional Districts.

Help run the ads that will give the ACLU the strength to make genuine progress for freedom in 2007.

You've done so much to stand up for freedom in 2006. If you want all of your hard work to pay off, now is the time to do even more. Help support our ad campaign and other wide-ranging efforts to build the strength we need to win in 2007.

Let's make sure we don't fall a few votes short when it's all on the line in the new Congress. We're counting on your help with this very special project.

Anthony D. Romero
Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director

P.S. Please view the 25 Congressional Districts, and then make a gift to help us run ads and build our base of support in as many of them as we possibly can.

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