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How to Do Your Last Final Bit to Oppose the Patriot Act

The Republicans are overwhelmingly against you. A shocking number of Democratic Party politicians are ignoring you. But are you really going to shut up and go away just because they want you to?

I hope not. Look: the U.S. Congress is going to start casting votes today to reauthorize the vast unconstitutional surveillance powers of [...]

BORDC Asks: Will you call Barack Obama on the Patriot Act today?

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee is asking Americans to call President Barack Obama at

During his campaign, the president repeatedly criticized the PATRIOT Act and promised to implement reforms to protect law-abiding Americans from unchecked surveillance. But now, for the second time since taking office in 2009, Obama has taken the same position [...]

Next Patriot Act Reauthorization Vote: 2/14/2011. Make a Call Today.

Get FISA Right tips us off that the House of Representatives will be voting on final passage of H.R. 514 this Monday. That’s tomorrow, folks. H.R. 514 is the bill that reauthorizes core provisions of the Patriot Act. While the government tells us that the Patriot Act is all about catching rascally terrorists, only one [...]

2011 Patriot Act Reauthorization This Week: Flood Congress with Calls NOW

Since 2001, the federal government has been conducting sneak-and-peek searches and warrantless wiretap operations against peaceful, law-abiding Americans thanks to the passage of the USA Patriot Act. These practices violate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, our supreme law of the land, but they proceed regardless.

Very quietly, both houses of the U.S. Congress are [...]

Call Senate Judiciary Committee Direct to Support the JUSTICE Act

Yesterday and this morning I asked you to call members of the Senate Judiciary Committee if you happened to have one of the two Senators for your state serving on the Committee. The cause: to promote consideration and inclusion of the provisions of S. 1686 (the JUSTICE Act). S. 1686 has a number of provisions, [...]

Conservative Jabber Machine Continues to Spew Amazing Untrue News. Stand up to it.

Two weeks ago, an anonymous piece in the American Spectator alleged that the office of U.S. Representative Henry Waxman met with the Federal Communications Commission to plan various ways to end free speech on the Internet. This anonymous piece provides no documentation of the claim, which runs counter to Waxman’s civil libertarian record.

One week [...]

National Obama Line Flooded With Protests on H.R. 6304; Call Other Local Numbers

An hour ago, I passed on the suggestion that you call Barack Obama and voice with urgency your feeling that he should keep his promise and filibuster H.R. 6304, the bill that would gut the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution and place us all under the arbitrary and unchecked search and surveillance authority of the [...]

H.R. 6304: Has Your Member of Congress Even READ This Bill?

Last night, when I called Rep. Deborah Pryce’s office, I couldn’t get through. The Republican Representative for Ohio’s 15th District doesn’t have voice mail to take messages after hours, not at her Washington office and not at her Columbus, Ohio office either. The phone just rang and rang. This morning at 8:30 AM, however, I [...]