The Patriot Act: Here We Go Again
Votes on re-authorizing key parts of the Patriot Act will happen in Congress any day now. And, once again, fear-mongering and scare tactics are being used to block genuine Patriot Act reforms.
This time, opponents of reform are seizing on the attempted Christmas Day airplane bombing to insist that we don’t need to bring the Patriot Act in line with the Constitution. Some are even calling for toughening up the Patriot Act with still more freedom-stealing provisions.
Make sure Congress knows that Americans want Patriot Act reform and that we’re totally fed up with these scare tactics that don’t make us any safer.
Tell your representatives in Congress to vote for reform and stand up to fear-mongering.
It is time to bring the Patriot Act in line with the Constitution. Tell Congress to demand reform and stand up to fear-mongering.
There’s more evidence than ever that Patriot Act abuses are a real and present danger and are eroding our freedoms at an alarming rate.
Recently, the Department of Justice issued still another report documenting widespread FBI abuses of the National Security Letter provision of the Patriot Act. More than 2,000 times, the FBI illegally collected telephone records by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not even exist or simply sweet-talking phone companies into turning over records.
Please don’t stand idly by and let Congress allow these kinds of abuses to continue.
Please tell your representatives in Congress to demand reform and stand up to fear-mongering.
The ACLU has fought to reform the Patriot Act since the day it passed, and – no matter how long it takes – we won’t quit until we win.
Action in Congress could come any day. Please let your representatives know how strongly you feel right now.