Ask Congress to Reform The Patriot Act

Ask Congress to Reform The Patriot Act

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

CAIR ACTION ALERT #484

ASK CONGRESS TO REFORM THE PATRIOT ACT
Call elected officials TODAY to defend your civil rights

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/25/06) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today urged American Muslims and other people of conscience to call their elected representatives and urge them to reform the Patriot Act, provisions of which are set to expire on February 3.

Last December, a bi-partisan group of senators, citing concerns over eroding civil liberties, held up renewal of certain provisions of the Patriot Act. A vote on the provisions' final fate is expected in the near future.

SEE: CAIR Patriot Act Blog
http://cairpatriotact.blogspot.com/

SEE ALSO: ACLU Says Patriot Act Excludes Muslim Scholar from U.S.
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--aclulawsuit0125jan25,0,471684.story

AG's Memo Raises Questions on Patriot Act
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/01/25/ags_memo_raises_questions_on_patriot_act/

“In light of revelations that President Bush has authorized warrantless wiretaps of domestic e-mail and phone communications, it is vital to ensure that there are sufficient oversight and privacy safeguards in a renewed Patriot Act,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Corey Saylor.

CAIR's call-in request is part of a broader action by an alliance of organizations* seeking reform of the Patriot Act.

ACTON REQUESTED:

Follow the link below to send messages to your elected officials asking them to work for a Patriot Act reauthorization bill that truly preserves both free speech and privacy, and that restores checks and balances, including judicial review and greater congressional oversight.

GO TO: http://capwiz.com/cair/callalert/index.tt?alertid=8414691&type=CO

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Corey Saylor, 202-488-8787 or
571-278-4658, E-Mail: csaylor@cair-net.org

*Organizations supporting the call-in day (partial list) include the Alliance for Justice, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, Amnesty International USA, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Campaign for Reader Privacy, Center for Democracy and Technology, Code Pink, Council on American-Islamic Relations, First Amendment Foundation, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Global Exchange, League of United Latin American Citizens, League of Women Voters, Liberty Coalition, MoveOn.org Political Action, National Lawyers Guild, People For the American Way, Rights Working Group, San Francisco Labor Council, True Majority, Unitarian Universalist Association, and United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

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