[Libs-Or] ACTION: Swamp the Senate! Massive Public Outcry Key to Passing Real NSA Surveillance Reform

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Thu May 14 12:23:19 PDT 2015

http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/make-a-call?0&engagementId=101134Swamp the
Senate!Massive Public Outcry Key to Passing Real NSA Surveillance Reform
Last night, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed (338 – 88)
the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (H.R. 2048): the first real reform of the USA
PATRIOT Act in well over a decade. The bill will finally end the "bulk
collection" of Americans’ library, phone and many other personal records
under Section 215 (a.k.a. the "library provision") of the PATRIOT Act and
also will for the first time enable meaningful legal challenge of the FBI’s
National Security Letters and the gag orders that accompany them.

But to become law, USA FREEDOM has to make it through the Senate and make
it without being weakened by amendments that make it toothless.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is dead set against even
considering H.R. 2048 and wants to just reauthorize Section 215 and the
other provisions of the PATRIOT Act expiring on June 1 without a single
change to restore your privacy and civil liberties.

Don’t let the Majority Leader and his allies win! Call and email both of
your Senators today. Tell them:

   - DO pass H.R. 2048 (or its identical Senate cousin S. 1123) without any
   weakening amendments before the Memorial Day recess begins on May 22.
   - DON’T pass any extension of Section 215 (or any other expiring PATRIOT
   Act provision), no matter how short.

With an expiration date and a Congressional recess looming, next week is
the best week to push for passage of the USA FREEDOM Act  For more
information, see District Dispatch
and please, call both of your Senators today.


*Diedre Conkling*

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

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