Stop NSA Spying: Pass the USA Freedom Act

Stop NSA Spying: Pass the USA Freedom Act

    1. Daniel Jabbour
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Jabbour

      San Francisco, CA

The USA FREEDOM Act is a bill with strong bipartisan support that will significantly limit the collection and use of Americans' information by the NSA. It’s time for us to push back against the NSA’s overreaching surveillance and this bill is the first step toward doing so.

Sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) the USA FREEDOM Act would amend Section 215 of the Patriot Act – which is used to collect the phone records of almost every American every day – so that it can no longer be used in such a sweeping fashion. 

Rep. Sensenbrenner was the primary author of the USA Patriot Act who has become a vocal critic of the intelligence community’s use of the law to justify mass surveillance of Americans. “If Congress had known that the USA Patriot Act would be used to justify bulk collection of data about Americans, it would not have passed the bill,” Sensenbrenner said.

The USA FREEDOM Act would limit the secret FISA court to collecting things that directly pertain to a terrorist, his associates, or his activities. The bill would also require this standard for national security letters and pen registers, two other Patriot Act tools used to access Americans' records. The point here is to ensure that bulk collection doesn't just jump to another secret authority.

We've shown Congress before that our privacy is important to us by fighting bad bills like CISPA. If you're upset about the NSA's rampant spying, it's time to contact your member of Congress and ask that they cosponsor the USA FREEDOM Act. 

The USA FREEDOM Act won’t completely stop government surveillance authorities and programs, but it is an incredibly important step toward limiting the NSA’s spying powers.

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    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Tomorrow, Feb 11, massive day of action against NSA spying

      Daniel Jabbour
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for signing my petition in support of the USA Freedom Act!

      On February 11th, a massive day of action against mass surveillance is taking place - it's called "The Day We Fight Back." I need you to contact your members of Congress about the USA Freedom Act that day.

      To make this easy, we've created a mobile app for your smartphone that will easily connect you to your representatives. It's free and you can download it in the iTunes store: http://bit.ly/LIDZTH

      The best part about this app is that it will notify all of its members of exactly the right time to contact congress - it's called a CrowdShout!

      Thanks again for your support.

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      Deputy Campaign Director

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    4. Reached 25,000 signatures

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    • gene carter FREE SPEECHVILLE, TX
      • 1 day ago

      I believe in the Constitution, not in fear. Shame on the FEDS for killing our rights to free speech and free thought.

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    • M Culkin NEW YORK, NY
      • 5 days ago

      RIGHT TO PRIVACY !

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    • Bruno Fernandes LISBOA, PORTUGAL
      • 19 days ago

      What happened to the country of freedom? All this time, and even now as countless people write and chat, and do anything on the internet the NSA is spying on us. This has to stop now!

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    • DoeGabriel YONGSAN U.S. ARMY GARRISON., KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
      • about 1 month ago

      There should never be any Laws or, "Acts" that uses taxpayer's money to circumvent our 4th Amendment rights!

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    • Margaret Maxwell REEDSPORT, OR
      • about 1 month ago

      Outrageous disregard of the law by the Feds. NSA spying is a disgrace. Since when did this Govt decide that they are 'not' the employees of the 'people'. Who the heck do they think pays their outrageous salaries and benefits?

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