Please contact your attorney general!

An important letter from the National Association of Attorneys General is on your own state AG's desk right now. It invites his/her support for a federal journalists' shield law, like the one in most states. If 36 of the AGs sign on in the next week, the NAAG will officially support the legislation. The bill, S 2035, is presently log-jammed in the US Senate. But the clock is ticking. We need the AG's support. And we need this bill to move to a Senate vote before Congress adjourns.

Think about former USA Today reporter Toni Locy, fined $5,000 a day for protecting her sources--and PROHIBITED by the judge's order from seeking financial help from her newspaper, her family or friends.

You can see the letter at

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Tonda Rush

NFPW First Amendment Counsel