Yesterday, Senator Chris Dodd sent out an email sent he was putting a hold on the FISA legislation. Today he took it a step further announcing “he is prepared to go to the Senate floor and filibuster.” It’s awesome that he’s willing to stand up and fight the FISA bill. Watch the video:
And here’s the latest email from Dodd’s campaign on his plans “stop this horrible bill any way he can”:
Are you willing to go to the mat to restore the Constitution?
Just last night, we heard there are plans to disregard Senator Dodd’s intention to place a hold on a FISA bill that includes amnesty for telecommunications companies.
That would be a pretty extraordinary move, but Chris Dodd has pledged to stop this horrible bill any way he can.
So if the hold is not honored, he is prepared to go to the Senate floor and filibuster.
Rolling back the Bush Administration assault on the rule of law has been a major focus of Chris Dodd’s work in the Senate — and it’s also a centerpiece in his campaign for President.
Your contribution will help us take our message of restoring the Constitution through the cornfields of Iowa, the streets of New Hampshire, and into the White House.
Democrats were elected to change the course of this country – to restore our security and our values – and for too long Congress has not.
It’s time to take a stand.
Your support over the past twenty-four hours has been inspiring — but with both Republicans AND even a few Democrats pushing back — Senator Dodd needs it now more than ever.
There is a direct relationship between our diminished standing in the world and the current Administration’s assault on the Constitution.
Standing up for the values enshrined in that document doesn’t make us more vulnerable … they make us more secure.
The Senator likes to say that if he is sworn in at noon on January 20, 2009, he’ll begin restoring the Constitution by 1 P.M.
You can help get him there right now.
This fight has just begun. We’ll be in touch in the coming days with meaningful avenues for participation to make sure we stop this bill.
Chris Dodd for President
This is move that will definitely garner support for Dodd from the netroots, as TIME’s Karen Tumulty notes. In fact:
Dodd has raised more small-dollar contributions in the last 24 hours than he did in the previous month. Sevugan also says the number of visits to his website is up tenfold, as is the number of people registering their e-mail addresses there.
It will be interesting to see if Dodd gets any sort of bump in the next polls. Personally, I like Chris Dodd a lot. His stance is very strong on many issues that concern me. He’s a dark horse at this point, but that could change… And this could be the catalyst for the change.