Emergency Petition to Filibuster PATRIOT Act!

House and Senate negotiators have struck a deal on reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act, leaving many of the bill’s worst provisions intact. Before leaving for recess, several senators were threatening to filibuster this legislation if it contained these provisions. Let’s call on them to go all the way to fight for our civil liberties!

Tell your senators to filibuster the USA PATRIOT Act by signing this emergency petition!


If passed:

… the Justice Department will retain the authority to investigate American citizens without judicial oversight, a power that is invoked more than 30,000 times each year.
… the government will still be able to search individuals’ private property without notifying them.
… authorities will still be able to search citizens’ library records, medical records, school records, and financial records virtually unchecked by the judiciary.

The Senate has an opportunity to take a stand for one of Americans’ most cherished traditions –the right to be free from government intrusion.

Tell your senators to filibuster the USA PATRIOT Act by signing this emergency petition!

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