By: Harry Waisbren
The ACLU blogs about the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act markup and vote this Thursdsay. Within the post they linked to two of our act.ly petitions on Twitter:
They also repeat their call to congress to reform the Patriot Act, while specifying the following call to action:
These are the Democratic committee members who, in concert with all of their Republican colleagues, voted against adding modest privacy protections that would have reined in the infamous “library records provision” and need to hear from you: Senators Leahy (D-VT), Kohl (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Schumer (D-NY), Kaufman (D-DE, Klobuchar (D-MN), Franken (D-MN) and Whitehouse (D-RI). These Senators need a reminder that Americans are actually pretty interested in keeping our Fourth Amendment rights.
And make sure to call Senators Specter and Cardin to thank them for supporting Feingold’s important amendment last Thursday and urge them to keep supporting the Constitution. Call these Senators on the Judiciary Committee and tell them to protect your privacy this Thursday and vote for JUSTICE Act amendments that will truly reform the Patriot Act.
Perhaps we can help out reminding these senators about their oath of office via social media? I already wrote up a listing of all the social network accounts for the SJC Democrats, and it’d be great if we could use it to complement a campaign like this.
Either way, if you have a few minutes, take the ACLU’s advice and hit the phones!