Action Alert

Stop the Surveillance State[In addition to phone calls, sending letters to legislators are an effective way to submit your concerns. Send them to your local office rather than Washington, D.C.]

We’re calling on all Americans to raise their voices and call on Congress to allow Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to expire as scheduled on December 31st, 2017.  Our civil liberties are at stake and all legislators are duty bound to uphold their oath to protect the Constitution.

Everyone has two state senators and one member of the House of Representatives. Use these links to identify your elected officials with their contact information. When you call, mention that you’re a constituent and want to convey your position on an upcoming vote.

News broke on Dec. 6, 2017 that lawyers within the Executive Branch are using a technicality which will extend Sec. 702 of FISA until April 26, 2018. This is due to the issuance of a FISA warrant last April 26th. The law reads that warrants are in effect for a year. If this does occur, there will be another four months to organize and raise awareness of the NSA’s role in 9/11, waste of tax payer money, and programs that have failed in averting any terrorist incidents. See Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires.

Be sure to see “Beware of Covert Action” due to the possibility that language to legalize warrant-less spying could be hidden within the year-end spending bill. It’s expected to come up for a vote on Dec. 8th! No time to hesitate!

 

To find your elected officials:

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

https://www.house.gov/representatives

Determine that you have the right person on the line to register your viewpoint.  Next…

Talking points for your Senators:

Point #1

I urge you to vote against S. 1297, A bill to make title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 permanent. This bill is unconstitutional. It allows for warrantless spying on all Americans in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Instead, co-sponsor and vote for S. 1997, the U.S.A. Rights Act submitted by Ron Wyden and Rand Paul.

Point #2

The NSA had the capability to prevent the 9/11 attacks as well as many attacks since, according to whistle-blowers such as William Binney, who was a 30-year veteran of the Agency. ​Instead, the NSA’s actions have done the opposite and undermined national security. It’s time that everyone in Congress knows the truth. The NSA’s national security policy is set up to fail.  It’s time to hold the NSA leadership accountable and to modify its current surveillance program. The NSA must implement the protections which were incorporated into the program called THINTHREAD which preserve our civil liberties.

Point #3

Members of Congress and others in the political process are also vulnerable to abuses from the Surveillance State. It happened to Rep. Jane Harman in 2009 when she sought leniency for two pro-Israel lobbyists under investigation for espionage.

Point #4

Aside from what William Binney and his colleagues reported, it’s time to end the cover up and deal with more incriminating facts. With reports on the Able Danger data mining program, reports by FBI whistleblowers like Coleen Rowley and others, with FBI assets tracking the San Diego cell of accused hijackers as reported in the 28 pages, there is no way the NSA didn’t know attacks were imminent. It appears nothing was going to stop what the Project For A New American Century referred to as a “new Pearl Harbor” to pursue “full spectrum dominance”. Now I urge you to demand the Senate Intelligence Committee holds the NSA leadership and any other sources accountable.  My vote will depend on it.

Point #5

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan may covertly insert a rider into the year-end spending bill which will contain language to legalize warrant-less spying. If this is the case, you must demand that the ride be removed.

Talking points for your member of the House of Representatives:

Point #1

I urge you to vote against H.R. 4478, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. This resolution allows for warrantless spying on all Americans in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Instead, co-sponsor and vote for H.R 4124, the U.S.A. Rights Act submitted by Zoe Lofgren.

Point #2

The NSA had the capability to prevent the 9/11 attacks as well as many attacks since, according to whistle-blowers such as William Binney, who was a 30-year veteran of the Agency. ​Instead, the NSA’s actions have done the opposite and undermined national security. It’s time that everyone in Congress knows the truth. The NSA’s national security policy is set up to fail.  It’s time to hold the NSA leadership accountable and to modify its current surveillance program. The NSA must implement the protections which were incorporated into the program called THINTHREAD which preserve our civil liberties.

Point #3

Members of Congress and others in the political process are also vulnerable to abuses from the Surveillance State. It happened to Rep. Jane Harman in 2009 when she sought leniency for two pro-Israel lobbyists under investigation for espionage.

Point #4

Aside from what William Binney and his colleagues reported, it’s time to end the cover up and deal with more incriminating facts. With reports on the Able Danger data mining program, reports by FBI whistleblowers like Coleen Rowley and others, with FBI assets tracking the San Diego cell of accused hijackers as reported in the 28 pages, there is no way the NSA didn’t know attacks were imminent. It appears nothing was going to stop what the Project For A New American Century referred to as a “new Pearl Harbor” to pursue “full spectrum dominance”. Now I urge you to demand the House Intelligence Committee holds the NSA leadership and any other sources accountable.  My vote will depend on it.

Point #5

Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan may covertly insert a rider into the year-end spending bill which will contain language to legalize warrant-less spying. If this is the case, you must demand that the ride be removed.