We’re just 3 days from when Senators will return to Washington to resume debate on the government’s bulk collection of personal data. We’ve got to make a final stand to stop this unwarranted government spying.

While these Senators are back home in their states, we need to make sure we do everything we can to let them know that we won’t accept this unlawful action by our government anymore.

From Rep. Justin Amash (R, MI) “You will read all sorts of stories and headlines about how the latest USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 2048) ends “bulk” collection. It doesn’t. In fact, the bill expressly authorizes, for the first time, the NSA, FBI, and other government agencies to unconstitutionally collect data in bulk on potentially millions of law-abiding Americans. H.R. 2048 actually expands the statutory basis for the large-scale collection of most data.  On May 20th Rep. Amash, along with 58 of his House colleagues, sent a letter to the Senate urging stronger surveillance reforms to protect privacy

Call these Senators and tell them to stand up for our privacy and stop the mass surveillance of innocent Americans! Vote for the original Freedom Act of 2013!

Senator State Local Office
Mitch McConnell KY 502-582-6304
James Lankford OK 405-231-4941
Cory Gardner CO 303-391-5777
John Hoeven ND 701-250-4618
David Perdue GA 202-224-3521
Jeff Flake AZ 602-840-1891
David Vitter LA 225-383-0331
Bill Cassidy LA 225-929-7711
Pat Toomey PA 814-453-3010
Mike Crapo ID 208-334-1776
Mike Enzi WY 307-772-2477
Jerry Moran KS 316-631-1410
Daniel Sullivan AK 907-586-7277
Shelley Moore Capito WV 304-347-5372
Ron Johnson WI 414-276-7282
Rob Portman OH 513-684-3265
Joni Ernst IA 515-284-4574
John Boozman AR 501-372-7153
Richard Burr NC 336-631-5125

Here is Rep. Amash’s explanation on why the Freedom Act H.R. 2048 is so bad.

In the end, Amash concludes, “H.R. 2048 falls woefully short of reining in the mass collection of Americans’ data, and it takes us a step in the wrong direction by specifically authorizing such collection in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

“Americans, and members of Congress, should DEMAND that Congress instead pass the original, bipartisan version of the USA FREEDOM Act from 2013, which strengthened-not weakened-The Patriot Act’s Section 215’s relevance standard to end bulk collection, while still allowing the government the flexibility it needs to pursue genuine threats against the United States.”

In Liberty,

West Chester Tea Party

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