FOCUS: Internet Privacy
GOAL: Reform Government Surveillance now
“The Trump administration is spying on us. It’s wrong, un-American, and unconstitutional.
Under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the National Security Agency operates at least two spying programs, PRISM and Upstream, which threaten our privacy and violate our Fourth Amendment rights.
Section 702 will expire in 2017, so Congress has to decide soon whether to reauthorize or replace it. We have a real chance at winning important reform to put constitutional limits back on government surveillance.” – ACLU
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Take action – add your name now to help the ACLU call for critical reform to Section 702 at this link: https://action.aclu.org/secure/Section702#readmore
You can also ask your U.S. Senators to support the S.1657, the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, which the ACLU said “would make clear that the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to get a warrant in order to access emails, location data, and other sensitive information. It would also ensure that the government complies with its obligation to notify individuals when their location and content information is requested. We urge the Congress to pass this important bill.”
ADDITIONAL READING & INFO:
- The Case for Reforming Section 702 of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Law, The Council of Foreign Relations
TO REACH YOUR MOCs:
1. Reach MOCs via the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
2. Look up your elected senators and reps.
3. Use Faxzero to send free faxes from your computer to your Senator or Congressperson.
4. Use Resistbot to send faxes to your senators right from your phon.: Text the word “RESIST” to 50409.