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Action: Stop FISA re-authorization in the Senate, and thank our Senators for sticking with the Net Neutrality fight
Yesterday, the House re-authorized Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008 (FISA 702).
"The spying initiatives Snowden brought to light are authorized under Section 702 of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act, which was set to expire later this month. On Thursday, Congress voted down an effort to reform Section 702, and instead passed a bill that expanded warrantless surveillance of US citizens and foreigners. The newly passed bill reauthorizes Section 702 for six years."
Earlier this week, our Senators co-sponsored a bill that would restore the Net Neutrality rules that were changed by the FCC recently. Because of the number of co-sponsors, that bill will go to floor vote. Our Senators did the right thing for online rights. Let's ask them to keep it up!
- Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
- Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
"Hi! My name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY, ZIP]. Senator [NAME] has been a strong advocate for our rights online. I appreciate her co-sponsorship of the Net Neutrality bill last week, and want to ask her to keep fighting for our rights online by stopping the re-autorization of FISA Section 702. We used to worry about what would happen if the power to use surveillance on Americans fell into the wrong hands. Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions ARE the wrong hands. I'm asking the Senator to protect the people of Washington State from warrentless surveillance by the Trump Administration. Will she commit to doing everything she can, including fillibuster, to block this bill?"
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Womxn Act On Seattle: Power to the Polls
Sunday, January 21
As part of Seattle Womxn Marching Forward's Womxn Act on Seattle weekend-long community action event, Seattle Indivisible and Indivisible Eastside will be sponsoring voter registration drives across the region. The elections coming up this year will be crucial, and we need your help to make sure everyone's voice is heard. More information about the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleWomxnMarchingForward/photos/gm.1003221953150840/1785839938100927/?type=3&permPage=1&ifg=1
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