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Civil liberties groups and whistleblowers urge Congress to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act

By May 6, 2015 No Comments

Today a broad coalition of civil liberties groups, including CREDO Mobile, Demand Progress, Campaign for Liberty, the Republican Liberty Caucus and whistleblowers, including Mark Klein and Thomas Drake, sent a letter (full text and signers below) to all members of Congress urging them to oppose the USA FREEDOM Act, which would reauthorize expiring sections of the PATRIOT Act, and instead allow section 215 of the PATRIOT Act to expire.

As the letter notes, the USA FREEDOM Act would “eviscerate numerous court challenges to lawless surveillance and provide for legal immunization and compensation of companies that provide the government with customers’ private information, even where that company knows it is unlawful.”

USA Freedom Act Opposition Letter by CREDO Action

 

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 3.6 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and tens of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.