Dear Operation Defuse,
It’s happening again. Congress is preparing to quietly reauthorize the USA PATRIOT Act with barely any public debate. Our leaders think you’re not paying attention, so—despite opposition from liberals and libertarians alike—they’re going to continue letting the government intrude on your privacy and violate your fundamental constitutional rights.
Show them you are paying attention. Join us in Washington next Thursday, January 27.
This is our chance to let policy makers in DC know that Americans of all walks of life are concerned about wiretapping law-abiding people, infiltrating peaceful activist groups, subjecting air travelers to virtual strip searches, and more. This is our opportunity to bring attention to the abuses that the PATRIOT Act allows, and the government’s violations of even its minimal requirements.
Next Thursday, bring your concerns to your members of Congress—in person.
If you are not able to come to Washington, you can still participate:
- Set up meetings at the district offices of your senators and representative. We can help.
- Whether or not you’re able to join us in DC, please take a moment to add your voice to our letter calling for change at the FBI. Nearly 1,500 concerned Americans have signed so far, and we’ll deliver the letter to Congress when we visit next week—so there’s still time to sign on.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Washington on January 27.
With our deepest thanks for your commitment to our nation’s most fundamental values,
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
8 Bridge Street, Suite A, Northampton, MA 01060