Thursday, July 21, 2005

Email to me regarding the Patriot Act:

"Patricia Gracian"
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Prevent a Permanent Police State. Stop the Abusive unAmerican Patriot Act.

Unlawful detention.
Human rights violations.
Monitoring and tracking of peaceful protestors.
Retaliation against government whistleblowers.

This is what awaits us and indeed has started. Please multiply your voice with all of the following actions to fight the expansion and renewal of the Patriot Act and preserve our freedoms. Your actions are needed NOW.

There are law enforcement powers granted in the flawed provisions of the Patriot Act, and Congress is preparing to vote this week to extend and broaden the flawed and dangerous provisions of the Patriot Act, thereby facilitating the setup and permanence of a police state. Don't let them get away with this tyranny. Please sign the ACLU petition to Congress to remove dangerous provisions from the Patriot Act:

ACLU petition against Patriot Act

and this one to limit current search provisions:

Urge your members of Congress to reject the efforts to make the Patriot Act permanent or expand it:

The two weeks remaining before Congress's August recess may be our last chance to stop some of the more troubling Patriot Act provisions from becoming permanent.

Floor debate on H.R. 3199 ( may begin this Thursday in the House, followed by a full House vote.

The Senate Judiciary Committe may mark up its bill (S. 1389; this Thursday, July 21, with a Senate floor vote soon afterward.

Don't let Congress ignore the nonpartisan will of nearly four hundred local communities and seven states that have passed resolutions critical of the PATRIOT Act. Contact your Representative and your Senators today (telephone calls are best!) and tell them to vote for real reform of the Act, and failing that, to vote against PATRIOT Act renewal altogether.

Call Members of Congress at the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 or find phone numbers, FAX numbers, and email addresses for your Representative and Senators at

Call on your representatives to bring the Patriot Act in line with the Constitution:
I urge (Representative ______, Senator ________) to heed the nearly 400 communities and seven states (NOTE: Mention resolutions in the legislator's district.) that have passed resolutions calling on Congress to bring the Patriot Act in line with the Constitution to
restore personal privacy and due process and respect for the rule of law;
respect First Amendment rights and the balance of power between branches of government;
limit the definition of "terrorism" to violent crimes;
prohibit all prisoner abuse; and
decrease government secrecy
In addition, please call or send a fax today to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Remember that the Patriot Act affects each and every citizen and it is therefore appropriate for you to contact any member of the Senate and Congress with your thoughts about it, whether you are their direct constituent or not.

ALABAMA: Jeff Sessions, Phone: (202) 224-4124, Fax: (202) 224-3149
ARIZONA: Jon Kyl, Phone: (202) 224-4521, Fax: (202) 224-2207
CALIFORNIA: Dianne Feinstein, Phone: (202) 224-3841, Fax: (202) 228-3954
DELAWARE: Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Phone: (202) 224-5042, Fax: (202) 224-0139
ILLINOIS: Richard J. Durbin, Phone: (202) 224-2152, Fax: (202) 228-0400
IOWA: Charles E. Grassley, Phone: (202) 224-3744, Fax: (202) 224-6020
KANSAS: Sam Brownback, Phone: (202) 224-6521, Fax: (202) 228-1265
MASSACHUSETTS: Edward M. Kennedy, Phone: (202) 224-4543, Fax: (202) 224-2417
NEW YORK: Charles E. Schumer, Phone: (202) 224-6542, Fax: (202) 228-3027
OHIO: Mike DeWine, Phone: (202) 224-2315, Fax: (202) 224-6519
OKLAHOMA: Tom Coburn, Phone: (202) 224 - 5754, Fax: (202) 224-6008
PENNSYLVANIA: Arlen Specter (Chairman), Phone: (202) 224-4254, Fax: (202) 228-1229
SOUTH CAROLINA: Lindsey Graham, Phone: (202) 224-5972, Fax: (202) 224-3808
TEXAS: John Cornyn, Phone: (202) 224-2934, Fax: (202) 228-2856
UTAH: Orrin G. Hatch, Phone: (202) 224-5251, Fax: (202) 224-6331
VERMONT: Patrick J. Leahy (Ranking Democratic Member), Phone: (202) 224-4242, E-mail:
Herbert Kohl, Phone: (202) 224-5653, Fax: (202) 224-9787
Russell D. Feingold, Phone: (202) 224-5323, Fax: (202) 224-2725


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