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Thanks, Mick. Good news: as the idea with the 5th most votes (ca. 12000, IIRC), "Get FISA Right, repeal the PATRIOT Act, and restore our civil liberties" made the top 10 at change.org, and will be featured in a press conference tomorrow in DC with the other winners -- from marijuana legalization to sustainable US economy to one about small business toymakers. There's also talk of an ensuing online campaign of some sort, though I don't know the specifics.

We (GFR/RPA) teamed up with Bob Fertik and Democrats.com, and their "Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Bush War Crimes" idea; that idea unfortunately missed the top 10 by 19 votes.

Democrats.com put links to both ideas side by side in their top post today, and we did our best to promote both ideas via facebook and other means once that decision was taken a few days ago.

I'm bummed about the special prosecutor loss; after Judge Crawford's confirmation to the Post of torture at Gitmo, I had some hopes that Fertik would be on the dais tomorrow saying "see? we won't go away" And we won't, regardless; but it would have been a nice win. Thanks for your help here!

I'm sorry I let it go so long, Thomas. I didn't realize there was an end date. I doubt it was much help but feel free to use it for any other anti-FISA or anti-PATRIOT campaign that comes along.

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