For the first time, a majority of Senators took a stand against simply rubber-stamping provisions of the Patriot Act. The Senate will be back for a special Sunday session on May 31 just hours before the June 1 sunset. It’s more urgent than ever that we call on Congress to let Section 215 die!
Three provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1. That includes Section 215, under which the NSA collects records all of our phone calls every day, giving the government a detailed picture of our lives and relationships.
This program is unconstitutional and ineffective, yet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just proposed reauthorizing it, and extending it for another five years.
For the government to have such easy access to so much information about your private life is an abuse of power, plain and simple, and has nothing to do with national security.
Tell Congress you want your privacy back now! Urge your representatives to let Section 215 of the Patriot Act expire. Tell Congress we reject the notion that a democratic government should become authoritarian! Sign the petition here.