Last Chance to Stop "Patriot" Act Reauthorization?
If you have not yet called your members of Congress to voice your disapproval of the reauthorization of the so-called USA "Patriot" Act, time is running out. Please call your representative and senators today, and urge them to support real reform of the act. The ACLU makes it easy to find your members' telephone numbers, and also provides talking points:
There's still hope to stop this legislation. CNN reports:
Sen. Russ Feingold is strongly hinting he'll filibuster the Patriot Act conference report because of changes made to the carefully crafted Senate-passed bill.
The Wisconsin Democrat said there are several senators from both parties who agree with his assessment that the changes were "unacceptable in every respect" although he doubts Republican leaders will be open to making further changes to the bill.
(full story here)
Update: more reasons to oppose the reauthorization of the "Patriot" Act, particularly if you suffer from nasal congestion or are a gun owner