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Don Siegelman isn't just fighting for his freedom -- he's fighting for the integrity of our democracy. I hope you'll join me in supporting his legal defense fund today, before his appeal hearing tomorrow.
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As Americans we are always proud of our leaders. In the state of Alabama we've elected one great New South Democratic Governor who won overwhelmingly over an incumbent Republican. Don Siegelman was the first Democratic Governor to endorse me when I ran for President; he was a great Governor for Alabama and for the Democratic Party.

But now Don needs our help.
Don's legal battle is at a critical stage. Tomorrow, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear his appeal, which could throw out the false charges. But Don needs our help to raise $30,000 to cover legal costs to clear his name.
Please donate to Don's legal defense fund today -- before his hearing tomorrow -- and help him keep up the fight for justice.

While I am sure you know the story, the American Trial Lawyer Magazine labels Don Siegelman as America's #1 "Political Prisoner."

Time exposed how selective prosecution was used by Karl Rove's Republican prosecutors and CBS's 60 Minutes exposed how they knowingly extorted false testimony to secure a conviction.

Don's sentence was actually enhanced for speaking out against the White House lead prosecution. Don was handcuffed, shackled, and put into solitary confinement in a maximum-security prison for something The New York Times has said has never even been considered a crime in America. 54 former state Attorneys General agreed and filed a Friend of the Court brief in support of Don.


Tomorrow's hearing can put this right. I am asking you to give right now online or mail your contribution to:

Siegelman Legal Defense Fund
3963 River View Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243

Don is now engaged in two important fights: One for his own freedom and the other to save our democracy by seeing that Karl Rove is brought to justice.

Don needs our financial help to keep these fights going. He needs to know we care, especially as he prepares for tomorrow's hearing.

Please donate to Don's legal defense fund today and help him keep up the fight for justice.

The writing on the wall is clear.

Earlier this month, Time revealed that the Department of Justice has been involved in a cover-up of unethical and criminal activity within the Department and the U.S. Attorney's office. Last week's New York Times story reveals further prosecutorial misconduct.

The government has reportedly spent over 40 million dollars to prosecute Don. Don and his family have spent virtually all of their life's savings to fight these false charges.

I know times are tight but I hope you will give as generously as possible. Don's Legal Defense Fund can take donations of corporate, PAC, foundation, or personal money of any size.

Please donate today -- before Don's hearing tomorrow -- and help Don set a legal precedent that politically motivated prosecutions have no place in America.

As Don recently said, "We must win these fights to unravel the injustices that have been perpetrated against our democracy. With your help, Karl Rove and his accomplices will be held accountable for their abuse of power -- and I can clear my name for good."

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