URGENT: Call Rep. Latham to vote against NSA spying on Americans

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URGENT: Make a call to stop the NSA from spying on us

Tomorrow, there will be a vote on an amendment that would rein in the NSA's indiscriminate practice of collecting the phone call records of all Americans.

Please call Rep. Latham today and tell him to vote for the Amash/Conyers amendment to the defense spending bill.

Click below for a sample script and the number to call:

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Dear 5849376,

Don't let the NSA spy on us — click here to take action.

Just over a month ago, news stories revealed the breathtaking scope of President Obama's indiscriminate spying on American citizens who aren't suspected of any wrongdoing.

There is something fundamentally un-American and deeply undemocratic about this kind of government surveillance.

And tomorrow, a bipartisan coalition in Congress led by Republican Jason Amash and progressive champion John Conyers is seeking to pass an amendment that would rein in the NSA's indiscriminate practice of collecting the phone call records of all Americans.

If you care about protecting our First and Fourth Amendment rights, this is a vital time to pick up the phone and speak out.

Call your member of Congress, Tom Latham, today and tell him to support the Amash/Conyers amendment. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Supporters of the NSA's indiscriminate spying programs are clearly worried. After a vote on the Amash/Conyers amendment was announced, the head of the NSA scheduled an emergency briefing for members of Congress to lobby them to oppose it.

They have reason to be worried. This issue brings together a coalition of unlikely bedfellow from across the political spectrum, all united in opposition to the PATRIOT Act's unconstitutional intrusion into the lives of Americans suspected of no wrongdoing.

With a vote tomorrow, it's important you speak out today.

Call Rep. Latham today and tell him to support the Amash/Conyers amendment. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Thank you for standing up for our civil liberties.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

P.S. This amendment is also about more than phone records. Since 9/11, companies ranging from bookstores to credit card companies to rental car agencies have been subject to requests under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.

The official summary of the Amash/Conyers amendment reads:

Ends authority for the blanket collection of records under the PATRIOT Act. Bars the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215.

While this amendment would not stop all unconstitutionally intrusive NSA activities, it would be an incredibly important first step toward shielding everyday Americans from indiscriminate surveillance. And we should support it while we continue to work for a full repeal of the PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act.

Please make a call today and tell Rep. Latham to vote for the Amash/Conyers amendment.

Click below for a sample script and the number to call:

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