Continue Urging Congress to Not Reauthorize USA PATRIOT Act’s ‘Domestic Spying’ Provision Set to Expire June 1

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/5/2015) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today renewed its call for all Americans concerned about privacy rights to contact their elected representatives in Congress and urge them not reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and let it expire on June 1, 2015.

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Act Today to Defeat Anti-BDS Bill in Congress

Methods of non-violent protest like boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) have been historically successfully in changing unjust and unconstitutional governmental policies. However, legislation is pending that would significantly impact and hinder the BDS movement.

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) is planning to introduce an anti-BDS amendment to a bill in the Senate Finance Committee. While the exact text is not yet been made public, the amendment will be similar to a bill--S.619, the United States-Israel Trade Enhancement Act of 2015--that he introduced last month.

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Urge U.S. Government to Evacuate Americans Trapped in Yemen

yemen-articleThere are numerous reports of US citizens trapped in Yemen, and unfortunately the US government is not assisting with evacuations, despite the fact that many others have evacuated their citizens even as recently as this week. Use this click-and-send option to send a quick letter to urge our country’s leaders to take urgent action to protect US citizens.

 

 

 

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Urge Arkansas Lawmakers to Reject Anti-Muslim, Foreign Law Bill

Arkansas-legislatureCAIR is calling on Arkansas residents who who value constitutional freedom and civil liberties to contact the Arkansas State Legislature to reject anti-foreign bill "American Laws for American Courts" designed to stigmatize state Muslim communities.

Today in the Arkansas State Legislature the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on whether or not to send anti-foreign law House Bill 1474 to the Senate floor for a final vote. Already passed by the House, should the Senate Judiciary Committee approve the bill, it would only be one vote away from being referred to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to sign into law.

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Anti-Muslim Bias in House Hearings

Rep. King's 'Too Many Mosques'