Monday, December 12, 2005

URGENT: Call Your Senators Now: Last Chance to Stop Sham Patriot Act Reauthorization Bill


This week, the long-expected showdown over the Patriot Act may begin -- and end -- on the floor of Congress. The bipartisan outcry for real reform has never been stronger, but your phone calls are urgently needed today, to urge your Senators to stand fast and oppose the flawed bill now headed for a vote.

The Bush Administration has strong-armed lawmakers into re-drafting a final Patriot Act bill that fails to protect the privacy of innocent Americans or restore checks and balances stripped out in the original Patriot Act.

A bipartisan group of Senators have said they will filibuster any reauthorization bill unless it contains key reforms to protect our civil liberties. Pick up your phone right now and tell your Senators to vote against cloture, support the filibuster and oppose any Patriot Act reauthorization bill that does not that does not include real reforms.

The courageous Senators vowing to filibuster the reauthorization bill - John Sununu (R-NH), Larry Craig (R-ID), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Ken Salazar (D-CO) need to be thanked for taking a principled stand for freedom and urged to hold their ground. Please call now.

Go to to call now. Or, read more about this critical moment in the fight to reform the Patriot Act before taking action. Then, after calling, be sure to tell your friends.

Thank you for all that you do.


Caroline Fredrickson
ACLU Washington Legislative Office

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