Target: United States House of Representatives
Demand: Protect Americans without infringing on our privacy.
It was recently ruled by a federal appeals court that the program in which the U.S. government collected metadata from America citizens’ telephone use is illegal under the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act, signed into law shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, was designed for the government to be able to monitor potential terror threats in the United States. However, one of the judges on the three-judge panel which ruled on the matter said the collection program “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized.”
Lawmakers are debating whether or not to renew the Patriot Act, which expires soon. Those opposed to renewing it have proposed the USA Freedom Act which will reform the way the government is able to obtain information and is lawful. This act has bipartisan support and is considered a compromise.
By passing the USA Freedom Act, the House will allow the government to keep the people safe without infringing on their privacy. Urge lawmakers to sign it.
Dear United States House of Representatives,
With the recent ruling stating that the government’s metadata collection program is unconstitutional, the USA Freedom Act looks to be a better option. The USA Freedom act will allow the government to obtain necessary information while not infringing on the privacy of ordinary citizens.
We the undersigned urge you to pass the USA Freedom Act.
[Your Name Here]
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