Major coalition pushback in a county with 2 Democratic Representatives who voted “Nay” on the Amash-Conyers bill. Try it where you live — you might get some good results!
A veritable “Who’s Who” coalition of progressive organizations in Montgomery County has co-signed a letter to Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) and John Delaney (D-MD-6) expressing “profound disappointment” with their “Nay” votes on the Amash/Conyers amendment last week. The amendment would have explicitly defunded NSA warrantless surveillance purportedly authorized under provisions of the FISA Amendment Act.
UPDATE, 8/3: ACLU of Maryland has co-signed the letter as well.
Organizational co-signers included ACLU of Maryland, ACLU of Montgomery County, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Maryland Chapter, CASA de Maryland, Defending Dissent Foundation, Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance, Montgomery County Young Democrats, Pax Christi Montgomery, Peace Action Montgomery, Progressive Neighbors, and Veterans for Peace DC Area Chapter 016.* The text of the letter to Representative Van Hollen is embedded below:
Following a public appearance yesterday where he was met with “Wrong on NSA” signs, Rep. Van Hollen…
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