Act Now to Fix the USA "Patriot" Act
A conference committee will meet soon to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the renewal of the USA "Patriot" Act. U.S. Senator Mike DeWine (R-Cedarville) is on the conference committee. The Senate version, which would incorporate checks and balances into Sections 213 and 215 of the act, is much better than the House version, which would expand government powers and make the act permanent.
Please contact Senator DeWine as soon as possible with the following message:
“As your constituent, I urge you to support Senator Specter’s USA PATRIOT Act renewal bill to restore important checks and balances and resist any attempts to authorize unchecked administrative searches.”(from the ACLU of Ohio)
Contact information for Senator DeWine can be found through his website. The ACLU of Ohio has more information about the "Patriot" Act renewal, including a sample letter.
For those of you who don't live in Ohio, the following senators are also on the conference committee:
Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania)
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Senator John Kyl (R- Arizona)
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)
Senator Pat Roberts (R- Kansas)
Sneator Pat Leahy(D-Vermont)
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts)
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia)
Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
If your senator is on the list, please contact him as soon as possible with the same message.