SPY BILL - Pass (or not?)

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Senator Merkley's Spy Bill
Pass? Fix? Or Kill?
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It's Up to Us!

Muslims in America can (and should) make the difference.

Right now there is a "Spy on Ameircans" Bill about to be passed (again) - And we are being offered a chance to say something and do something.

Here is the letter sent to us today - We want your feed back. Do you think they are serious? Will they really do it? Should we support these people?
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CREDO Action | more than a network, a movement.

Call Sens. Webb and Warner to end warrantless spying on Americans.

Dear Friend,

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to renew the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a sweeping, Bush-era law that allows our government to trample ourconstitutional rights in the name of "national security."

Spy Bill1Ostensibly designed to target people on foreign soil who don't enjoy the constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure afforded to American citizens, loopholes in the law allow massive amounts of warrantless spying on innocent Americans.

The FISA Amendments Act will expire unless it's renewed before the end of the year, but rather than use this opportunity to carefully consider how to fix the law, the Senate is on track to follow the House and rubberstamp its renewal.

Pick up the phone and tell Sens. Webb and Warner: Stand with Sen. Jeff Merkley to end warrantless spying on Americans.

Click here for the number to call and a sample script.

Progressive champion Sen. Jeff Merkley recently introduced the Protect America's Privacy Act (S. 3515) to end warrantless spying on Americans.

We need to back up Sen. Merkley, who is courageously standing up for our constitutional rights — something few politicians have been willing to do in the decade since September 11.

While Sen. Merkley's bill does not repeal telecom immunity for illegal spying, restore privacy protection to library and bookstore records, end National Security Letter abuse, or roll back the worst abuses of the PATRIOT Act (all issues CREDO will continue to fight for, in addition to the full repeal of the PATRIOT Act), it does make three major changes to the warrantless wiretapping program that help us end some of the abuses of the Bush era.

First, it would put stronger protections in place to ensure that spy agencies are not using this program as an indirect way to target someone in the U.S.

Second, current law allows the government to collect information in anticipation of having its request to do so approved by a special type of top-secret court. Sen. Merkley's bill would ensure that if this court decides the procedures the government is using to collect information are improper, any information collected from Americans cannot be used in a legal proceeding.

Third, the bill would establish a new process for ensuring that if security agencies determine that information is being collected on Americans, that information cannot be accessed or searched until a proper warrant is obtained.

As ACLU Legislative Counsel Michelle Richardson said:

"This bill will give the FISA Amendments Act the overhaul it so desperately needs, restraining the government from unconstitutionally collecting and using vast amounts of data about innocent Americans. These amendments would allow collection against foreigners to continue while better protecting Americans and should be considered a win-win for both the intelligence community and the Constitution."

We need to stand up for our constitutional rights and end warrantless government spying on Americans.

Sen. Merkley's bill represents the best chance for making progress on this front this year.

Tell Sens. Webb and Warner to co-sponsor Sen. Merkley's Protect America's Privacy Act to end warrantless spying on Americans. Click the link below for a sample script and the number to call:

Thank you for speaking out for our constitutional rights.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

OK Muslims - This is what they say -
Now What Do You Say?

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#9 sister 2012-10-14 16:05
ALLAH theAlmighty has forbidden spying of anykind on anyone FYI refer to the noble Quran,the one and only critereon of right and wrong
#8 sk 2012-09-29 08:31
america could care less about first amendment rights. they spy on people's phone calls & e-mail and have TSA to harrass people at the airport just to fool the gullible public in thinking america is fighting terrorism.
#7 umfatima 2012-09-25 06:27
Jzk Laahu kheyr Br. Ysyf Estes for every thing may Allah Subhanah wataala reword U big, and I hope Sen. Merkly gets America's privacy Righs Act back.
#6 Kamran Malik 2012-09-24 21:29
They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah will not consent save to perfect His light, though the unbelievers are averse(Qura'n).
Muslims shouldn't be afraid of them because Muslims want to spread the word of peace. Now, the more they do devilling actions the more Allah will help us but we should be united and unite all Muslims throughout the Globe.
#5 Rick 2012-09-24 18:21
So Uncle Sam can listen to a privet conversation when I'm talking to my wife from over seas. I don't like it.
Americans had a chance to stop this nonsense by casting a vote accordingly in the primary election but failed to do so- now we are stuck with 2 choices this fall, both of them usurpers of the constitution.
#4 Ben Adamson 2012-09-24 10:32
no way! i do not want to live without freedom these guys give away our freedom to get elected.
The make everyone afraid of us and then make crazy laws against US Constitution and get votes and make money!
This aint freedom this is slavery!
#3 Lynnette 2012-09-24 10:24
It was my understanding that the country is called United States of America NOT Iran!
#2 OMER 2012-09-24 07:58
HI THERE, I DO NOT MIND OF GETTING SPYING. ITS A WASTE OF TIME FOR GOVERNMENT. LET THEM BE HAPPY WITH THAT. BUT SPYING ON SOME SPECIAL GROUP OF PEOPLE IS CALLED RACISM AND UNLAWFUL ACT ACCORDING TO USA FIRST AMENDMENTS. AND SAME AS THEY SAY MOVIE IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH BUT AGAIN WHEN YOU SAY NIGGER TO SOME BLACK GUY THAT DOES NOT CONSIDER AS FREEDOM OF SPEECH SO WHERE IS JUSTICE. I WISH PEOPLE SHOULD BE HONEST YO THEM SELF AND SHOW RESPECT TO FIRST AMENDMENTS.
#1 W. ET 2012-09-24 07:30
this is just another way to control and oppress us muslims we cannot sit there and do nothing so it is up to us to get up and say the truth and they dont need to make laws against freedom and they preach freedom but dont give freedom.
ther was a story on this website ab out free dumb i remember it was very good about this

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