Amash Amendment gains support

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Rep. Justin Amash. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Update, 3:45pm EST: It looks like the amendment will make it to the House floor around 6:30pm EST. Please keep calling until then. You can find talking points and calling info at the Legislative Action Center. Your calls are incredibly important! Thanks to all those who have taken action.

Several key civil liberties organizations have announced their support for the Amash Amendment, new legislation introduced by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) that would stop funding the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless surveillance programs. The legislation would amend the Defense Appropriations Bill so that the NSA could only use USA PATRIOT Act Section 215 orders to collect phone records on individuals who are the subject of a terrorism or espionage investigation. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) co-sponsored the amendment.

(You can act now to put a stop to warrantless surveillance)

To lend your support for the Amash Amendment, go to the Legislative Action Center

Lynne works in the ALA Washington Office and is director of ALA's Office of Government Relations.

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