Feb. 16 Patriot Act & FISA Organizing Call

By: Harry Waisbren

Our next organizing call will be this Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST. Here is our meeting page, and we couldn’t encourage you enough to use the chat room to comment on our agenda and goals and for general discussion!

Dialin: 1-270-696-2525  Access Code: 705723

We’ll be following up on our key takeaways from last week, including our focus on our Change.org Idea for Change, as well as continuing to solidify our short and longer term initiatives.

Hope to see you there!


5 Responses to Feb. 16 Patriot Act & FISA Organizing Call

  1. Connie says:

    I am new to this — have just discovered this initiative and related websites. Questions:

    1) Am I able to observe by dialing in per instructions, without having to somehow enroll or sign up ahead of time?

    2) If I have to somehow enroll or sign up, please let me know what I have to do.


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  3. Mark Dorlester says:

    Connie: Yes, just dial in and listen/participate as appropriate. Try to have the MEETING PAGE (linked in Harry’s post, above) open as you listen – there will notes and important links there.

    Welcome aboard!


  4. harrywaisbren says:

    Thanks for helping answer Mark!

    Connie, we’d love to have you join us in any/every way you can. You can take part and let us know what you think on the call, in blog comments, in the meeting chat, on the email lists, on the facebook fan page, on twitter, etc. etc.

    Generally, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to engage. Welcome!


  5. Connie says:

    FYI I received a (forwarded) email today encouraging people to deny Government census workers of any personal information (names, etc.), as it is too intrusive of the Government to request such info.

    I responded by emailing all on the various mailing lists as follows, hoping to reach some (perhaps unlikely) symapthizers (original email follows my response):

    Re: Census Info You Need To Know

    More on Government Intrusiveness, Protecting Americans’ Privacy

    You will likewise want to contact your congressional representatives and tell them not to renew the intrusive provisions of the Patriot Act which continue to allow and facilitate undocumented, frivolous and unmonitored (formerlly illegal) governmental monitoring of Americans’ communications (internet, phone, etc., in other words, all those communications that provide immeasurably more significant, specific, and substantive private information than a simple Census ever has).

    Congressional rep’s have proposed changes to the Patriot Act to modify these provisions and ensure that you and I, in the absence of evidence that we might be involved in terrorism, etc., are assured our privacy

    However, the word is that the Patriot Act, unchanged, is to be slipped in at the last minute by the Majority with/attached to the (unrelated) Jobs legislation expected to pass next week, without any discussion of the risks to privacy.

    Go to http://house.gov/ AND http://senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm to send your represenatives a message telling them not to renew the Patriot Act in this manner, without assuring Americans of their constitutional rights to privacy, and requiring and instituting accountability where and when Americans’ rights to privacy are violated.

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Andy
    Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 6:41 PM
    Subject: Census Info You Need To Know
    To: alerts

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve read the comments some of you have made on the Journal\Sentinel website. Keep up the fine work. Please take time to watch the video below one of the group asked me to share with everybody. As evidenced by the JSonline article even the sheriff is resisting a tyrannical government. We too can resist illegal orders and start taking our State and Country back from this oppressive regime. The Census is a good place to start. I have never participated execpt for enumeration, and have never been fined or imprisoned. So please join me and others in resisting unlawful commands. Continue to support the farms http://jeffersonwapf.weebly.com/local-producers.html and thank you for getiing active and voicing your support for Raw Milk Freedom in Wisconsin.


    This man is EXACTLY right. When they come to my house I will have my video recorder and I will be asking a bunch of questions to put on youtube. The Constitution says that the “citizens can be counted once every ten years” and that’s it. Nothing more. Do not tell the census worker anything else, no private personal information. We need to keep the government out of our personal lives. Just do it. Send this to everyone on your contact list.

    This is Great !!

    [video src="http://easylink.playstream.com/jerryday/Matrix/Census_ffp_vp6_400x224_300.flv" /]

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