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April 13, 2015

Can we restore your online freedom?

Reps. Mark Pocan and Thomas Massie have re-introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act.
 
Please tell Congress to pass it
 
…using DownsizeDC.org's, FREE, Educate the Powerful tool.
 
There, you will find a hardwired, first sentence for your letter…
 
 

Co-sponsor the “Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466).”

We encourage you to add to that, either your own words or copy and paste this letter…
 
 

After Edward Snowden revealed the NSA’s mass surveillance program, many Americans changed their online behavior. They didn’t want to do or say anything “suspicious.”
 
* Should that happen in a free society?
* Should that happen under the Constitution?
 
Of course not!
 
Fortunately, the Surveillance State Repeal Act restores online freedom. It…
 
* Repeals the Patriot Act, meaning no more mass surveillance
* Repeals most of the FISA Amendments Act, meaning search warrants will again be REQUIRED for surveillance
* Prevents the feds from interfering with the development and use of encryption technology, so the feds won’t be able to hack into your devices   
   
Even better, the SSRA…
 
* Requires that personal data collected under the Patriot Act be destroyed
* Protects whistleblowers who report abuses  
 
The feds CAN still spy on suspected terrorists with a warrant.
 
But they WON'T be able to spy on non-suspects. Americans could exercise First and Fourth Amendment freedoms without fear.
 
Remember: Your OATH is to support the Constitution.
 
So…
 
Do your job. Pass the Surveillance State Repeal Act!  

–END OF LETTER–
 
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Thank you for being a DC Downsizer,
 
Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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