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Write letters to our elected Officials

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on December 13, 2006 at 5:50:18 pm

Please write to your elected leaders!


Please write your elected officials and ask them to take a public stand on Josh’s behalf. Our elected leaders are sworn to uphold the constitution and need to hear from their constituents that they cannot remain silent when our constitutional freedoms are being threatened.



2371 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0508

Phone: (202) 225-4965

Fax: (202) 225-8259



331 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-0504

Phone: (202) 224-3841

Fax: (202) 228-3954



112 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-0505

Phone: (202) 224-3553

Fax: (415) 956-6701



Here are some points to help you with your letters.


• Josh’s incarceration is a grave injustice and we need the help of our elected leaders to get him released.


• If writing Congresswoman Pelosi, request that she meet with Josh’s mother and legal team. Josh is her constituent and this is a case of great local and national importance.


• Ask our leaders to take a vocal public stand in support of Josh for his brave and principled stand in defense of our constitutional rights.


• Let them know that numerous organizations have come out in support of Josh and denounced his incarceration including Reporters Without Borders, the National Lawyers Guild, The Society of Professional Journalists, The First Amendment Project, and the Grand Jury Resistance Project. The ACLU and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press have both filed amicus briefs on behalf of Josh.


• Josh’s incarceration and many other similar, recent assaults on the freedom of the press endanger the media’s checks and balances role that is so vital to our democracy. We must have a free press to have a free country. Investigative journalism, a cornerstone of press freedom cannot exist without maintaining the confidentiality of sources.


• The new Congress should swiftly debate and approve a federal shield law that will uphold the right of journalists to protect the secrecy of their sources—a privilege recognized in 33 states, including California, but not at the federal level.

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