Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act is up for renewal once more, and leadership in Congress seems determined to allow American law enforcement and intelligence agencies to violate Americans’ privacy and waste hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on invasive and ineffective surveillance programs. But a new bipartisan amendment from Senators Ron Wyden (D–OR) and Steve Daines (R–MT) would stop the government from spying on your Internet activities without a warrant.
As Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has the power to force a vote on the Wyden-Daines amendment. But she needs to hear that other congressional lawmakers and thousands of people just like me and you support this important privacy protection.
Fight for the Future is joining forces with other human rights organizations and tech companies for a massive day of action next Tuesday, May 26th, encouraging millions of people across America to contact Congress in support of this common-sense privacy amendment.
Visit SaveInternetPrivacy.org where you can:
- Learn more about the day of action on May 26th
- Send a letter to Congress in support of the Wyden-Daines amendment
- Read the open letter signed by more than 50 companies and organizations, including DuckDuckGo, the ACLU, and Fight for the Future
We also encourage everyone to call 1 (202) 930-8115 now and every day until the House of Representatives votes on the Wyden-Daines amendment. We’ll provide you with a script of what to say, then connect you with Nancy Pelosi’s office, as well as the offices of your Congressional lawmakers.