The JUSTICE Act would reform the PATRIOT by limiting the use of sneak-and-peak warrants and National Security Letters, and hold telecom companies accountable for past abuses. If you’re on Twitter, here’s how you can help.
This week, we’re going to be to be doing activism on Twitter, Facebook, and the blogosphere to pressure Senate Judiciary Committee members to adopt the JUSTICE Act’s strong reforms during their markup session on Thursday. We’ve got a blogger call Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern. For now, we’re laying the groundwork. Please join us!
- Follow @justiceact, watch for updates, and retweet
- Thank Senators Russ Feingold and Tom Udall for sponsoring the JUSTICE Act using the act.ly petition at http://act.ly/kn or by retweeting
- When you see articles and videos about the PATRIOT Act reauthorization, tweet them using the #patriotact hashtag
- Follow the #patriotact hashtag, and retweet early and often
- Let people know about this post!
@RussFeingold and @SenatorTomUdall: thanks for introducing the JUSTICE Act http://act.ly/kn #patriotact
Bring JUSTICE to the PATRIOT Act: 5 ways to help on Twitter (via @JusticeAct) http://is.gd/3ITyE #patriotact
Our next step will be to put pressure on some specific Senators … please let us know who you think we should target. Stay tuned for more!
PS: If you’re also on Facebook, please share this link — and join the PASS the JUSTICE Act group!
About Get FISA Right
For those of you who don’t remember the “Senator Obama, Please Get FISA Right” MyBo group, it started by growing organically, and then a group of volunteers worked to help it go viral in 2008 — and bloggers were instrumental in that effort.
Once the MyBo group had a huge following, we used a wiki/collaborative process to create an open letter to Obama. Thanks to a huge amount of blog coverage, and ultimately spillover MSM coverage, Obama responded to the group.
Although we lost the legislative battle, and Obama’s response left much to be desired, the group certainly got Obama’s attention and successfully opened up a direct line of communication with him. Now, with PATRIOT ACT reform coming up, many of us are back.