ADC Calls on Members to Support the Surveillance State Repeal Act


American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

ADC Calls on Members to Support the Surveillance State Repeal Act

Washington, DC | | April 13, 2015 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) calls on members to support the Surveillance State Repeal Act (H.R. 1466), which was introduced by Representative Mark Pocan. The Surveillance State Repeal Act would repeal the USA Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act of 2008.

Take action to protect our constitutional right to privacy:
The USA Patriot Act’s sunset provisions are set to expire on June 1, 2015. The sections set to expire include Section 215, which authorizes bulk metadata collection of Americans phone calls and other unlimited access to your personal information. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 allows wide collection of the content of American citizen email communications that are transmitted outside the United States. 

The misuse and abuse of the USA Patriot Act by the United States Government and National Security Administration (NSA) to target and spy on American citizens has not only caused great mistrust in our government, but also violated your constitutional rights. Furthermore, even the White House’s own Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board admitted, “We have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which [bulk collection under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act] made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation.”

ADC urges you to call on your respective U.S. Senators and Representatives to not reauthorize Section 215 and the USA Patriot Act sunset provisions. You must demand that your Members of Congress stand against mass surveillance that is conducted without probable cause and/or without a warrant. ADC strongly encourage you to inform your respective Members of Congress that the Surveillance State Repeal Act both adheres to interests of national security and restores privacy protections of American citizens. 

Take action to protect our constitutional right to privacy and fight Section 215:

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