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H R 1735 05 14 2015By 6 p.m. Tonight, Urge Congress to Pass Amendments Asking the President to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from Yemen, Close Prison at Guantanamo Bay

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/14/15) – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are urging all Americans concerned about the thousands of U.S. citizens trapped in Yemen to contact their congressional House representative to support Amendment 103 to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735) calling on President Obama to evacuate American citizens and nationals trapped in Yemen.

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

Congress(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.

Under Section 215, the NSA and FBI have for years been able to use the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to compel the nation's phone and internet providers, social media networks and businesses like Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Microsoft (Hotmail, etc.), Apple, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype and AOL and social networks like Facebook and Twitter to turn over in bulk telecommunication, e-mail and other online records of millions of law-abiding Americans in the name of national security.