Demand JUSTICE, not the PATRIOT Act!

It’s time to go on the offensive!  Here’s the action alert Bill of Rights Defense Committee just sent out.   Please help by using POPVOX to support the reintroduction of the JUSTICE Act, and getting the word out widely in email, via Facebook, and on Twitter.  The House is expected to vote again early next week so now is a critical time to make some noise!

– jon


Ten years after passing the USA PATRIOT Act, Congress is again debating this enormous expansion of government power. With three provisions set to expire at the end of this month, and Tuesday’s revolt in the House against fast-track reauthorization, there has never been a better time to insist that Congress restore constitutional rights.

Take action now. Demand that your congressional representatives support meaningful reforms through the JUSTICE Act.

A law so extensive that many members of Congress admitted to having never read it, the USA PATRIOT Act has been in place for too long—and there has been too little debate on its dramatic expansion of executive power—to allow a reauthorization without debate.

Millions of Americans from across the country—and the political spectrum—have already raised their voices calling for limitations on PATRIOT powers. Although he now supports extending the PATRIOT Act, President Obama himself joined this chorus of opposition during his presidential campaign.

Several reauthorization bills have been introduced in both the House and the Senate, but none of them would put meaningful limits on any of the PATRIOT Act powers that have been repeatedly abused.

Raise your voice today! Insist that your members of Congress check and balance the Executive Branch by introducing and supporting the JUSTICE Act, instead of rubber-stamping PATRIOT powers.

Thank you for helping defend our nation’s most fundamental values.

Shahid Buttar

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One Response to Demand JUSTICE, not the PATRIOT Act!

  1. jonpincus says:

    Here’s how you can help get the word out:

    1) if you have friends or mailing lists you think will be interested, send this link to them.

    2) voice your support for reintroducing the JUSTICE Act on POPVOX. Once you’ve supported reintroduction, you’ll get to a page where it lets you share on Facebook, Twitter, and email. Please do so!

    3) leave a comment on any blog posts, articles, Facebook groups, and message board threads discussing the PATRIOT Act and make sure to include the link to the POPVOX page: http://pvox.co/mBoruS

    On Facebook: visit BORDC’s Facebook page and like and share items on their wall. And find your representative’s page, and leave the POPVOX page on their wall if you can (or in a comment if there’s already a discussion about the Patriot Act going on). Check out this story to see the impact it can have.

    On Twitter, tweet the following throughout the day:

    Demand JUSTICE, not the #patriotact http://bit.ly/fqCdrG via @GetFISARight @BORDC #teaparty #p2 #tcot

    It’s time for JUSTICE! http://pvox.co/mBoruS #teaparty #p2 #tcot #patriotact

    URGENT: Don’t let Congress extend the #patriotact without a debate! http://bit.ly/fqCdrG http://bit.ly/oppose514 #teaparty #p2 #tcot

    House to vote on Patriot Act extension Monday!!! http://bit.ly/oppose514 Demand JUSTICE! http://bit.ly/demandjustice #patriotact

    Thanks much — and other ideas welcome!

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