[Libs-Or] You did it! USA FREEDOM on its way to the President’s desk

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 13:56:44 PDT 2015


You did it! USA FREEDOM on its way to the President’s desk

Posted by: Adam Eisgrau
<http://www.districtdispatch.org/author/adameisgrau/> June 2, 2015 in Privacy
& Surveillance

Moments ago, after three amendments that would have gutted it failed in a
series of roll call votes, the USA FREEDOM Act passed the Senate by a vote
of 67 to 32.  Having previously passed the House by one of the largest
bipartisan margins in recent history (338- 88), the first serious reform of
the nation’s surveillance law is now en route to the White House where the
President is poised to sign it this evening.

Victories like this don’t just happen.  They take collaboration with
equally committed organizations and activists, and they take thousands of
librarians fighting for years to restore the civil liberties of Americans
eroded by the PATRIOT Act and the excesses of the NSA and other agencies.
This first but important victory is yours.

Tomorrow, the fight for further badly needed reforms will go on. Tonight,
ALA thanks its allies in Washington and, most of all, you – for your
commitment, for your passion, and for answering the call when it came to
contact Congress and demand that it right serious wrongs.

You passed the USA FREEDOM Act today because you answered the call. BRAVO!


*Diedre Conkling*

*Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
541-265-3066Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*
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*Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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