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!
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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.”
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