If you’re miffed that House Judiciary Chair John Conyers, despite a year and a month’s time to do so, failed to forge Patriot Act reform during the 111th Congress —
If you’re outraged that instead of reforming government surveillance Patriot Act powers, John Conyers actually voted to reauthorize Patriot Act powers without a single shred of reform, effective straight through to the end of the 111th Congress and well into the 112th Congress —
If you believe that the American people have the legal right and the moral obligation to speak truth to power —
If you live in the Washington, DC area —
Then I urge you to show up to the Hart Auditorium of the Georgetown University Law School, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The Hart Auditorium is just North of the Capitol Building and just Southwest of Union Station.
You have been invited by the ACLU to attend. John Conyers will be there to make remarks at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Surely the ACLU of all organizations will allow a little free speech regarding the Patriot Act of all things at this occasion. The event will be live-streamed to the world. It’s the perfect place for a DC denizen to freely assemble and petition Rep. Conyers for the redress of grievance.
It’s a First Amendment thing. I’m sure the ACLU will be cool with it.