Thank Edward Snowden – by acting on these NSA-related bills!

Snowden, 6/9/13: “I really want the focus to be on these documents and the debate which I hope this will trigger among citizens around the globe about what kind of world we want to live in.” He’s done his part — now let’s do ours.

The revelations by Edward Snowden have stunned the public — and they’ve even stunned Congress, so that a raft of bills have been sponsored addressing various aspects of the NSA scandal.

We’ve identified some of the best ones below — and link them to POPVOX email tools you can use to send letters of support (or opposition) to your Representative and Senators:

While we give our “elevator pitch” for the bills at the links above, you can also learn more about any of these bills at our “NSA legislative overview” post (updated frequently), including the bill’s language and legislative status, its main features, and who likes the bill and why.

write congress at POPVOX

Time to push back!

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2 Responses to Thank Edward Snowden – by acting on these NSA-related bills!

  1. Reblogged this on Get FISA Right and commented:

    Note especially Rep. Rush Holt’s Surveillance State Repeal Act, H.R.2818, which flatly repeals the ‘PATRIOT’ and FISA Amendment Acts.


  2. rlbittner says:

    I think it’s time to pause and ponder our predicament. What is the effectiveness of the NSA domestic spy programs when Al Qaeda and every other current or future enemy of the United States has been fully alerted to their existence? No review, or reform of the NSA practices or procedures is going to alter this foundational fact. The justification for the NSA domestic surveillance programs is to combat terrorism. Given this circumstance, why continue the NSA domestic spy programs in any form? Originally when the NSA was established, it was banned from domestic spying. The dragnet warrentless NSA spy programs have been the result. I think its time to permanently reinstitute the ban on NSA domestic spying and reevaluate our entire approach to combating terrorism.


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