Immediate Action Needed: Ask Your House Rep. to Co-Sponsor PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Bill

With the December 31st sunset of Section 215 (the “library provision”) of the PATRIOT Act quickly approaching, we need your help to get your representative to co-sponsor Rep. Conyers’  PATRIOT Act Reauthorization bill, H.R. 3845, the USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009.

Please call your House representative immediately to urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 3845, which would raise the standard for Section 215 orders and restore the pre-PATRIOT Act standard for National Security Letters. If your representative is already a co-sponsor, please thank him or her for signing on.

Our action alert has all the information you need to make your call or write your email, including talking points, sample messages, the number for the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) and links to your representative’s Webmail form.

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a mark-up of the bill on Wednesday at 12:30pm. If you can call your representatives before then, please do so; otherwise, a call or email to your representative later this week will be just as important. Please email me any feedback you receive when you make your call.

Thanks for taking action to ensure the passage of a strong law that balances the needs of law enforcement with safeguards for our civil liberties.

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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