The threat to democracy that the UNPATRIOTIC Act represents is unparalleled in US history and that is why it is opposed by both conservative and liberal political action groups alike.
The vote is this week and if you want to preserve the Bill of Rights and your constitutional protections guaranteed by the 2nd and 4th Constitutional Amendments, and ultimately your first Amendment rights as well... you need to Act. Much of the faux compromise makes some of the worst parts of the UNPATRIOTIC Act permanent.
FORGET SNARKING AT TROLLS OR BITCHIN ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT!
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF YOU ACT NOW!
Call Your Senators Now: Last Chance to Stop Sham Patriot Act Reauthorization Bill!!!
Conservative groups calling for a filibuster of the UNPATRIOTIC Act:
Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances:
Certain sections of this controversial law are due to expire December 31, 2005. Until recently, it appeared that lawmakers were moving toward adopting the modest checks on federal power contained in the Senate reauthorization bill (S.1389), which would require a connection to a suspected terrorist to obtain Americans' records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. This reflected a commonsense compromise that was widely praised as a step in the right direction by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, representatives of the business community, civil liberties groups and - most importantly - the American public. But then, at the eleventh hour and behind closed doors, some Patriot Act conferees bowed to pressure from the Administration and produced a completely unacceptable conference report. However, the conferees still have a chance to fix the problems in the report and adopt the Senate reforms.
Liberal groups calling for a filibuster against the UNPATRIOTIC Act:
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People For the American Way:
Emergency Petition to Filibuster the 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!
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