At the end of 2017, one of the National Security Administration’s most important legal powers will expire. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act gives the government the authority to target anyone outside the US for surveillance. Right now, the government uses this law against Americans and sweeps up private information obtained from hundreds of millions of our emails, text messages, instant messages, video chats, and more.
Trump wants Congress to extend Section 702 without any reforms and it’s time for Congress to tell him NO.
Senator Feinstein, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, will be a key vote for reform. Last week, she sponsored an amendment requiring the government to get a warrant to search through information about people in the U.S. Without this reform, there is little that stops the government from using Section 702 to improperly target journalists, activists, or communities of color for surveillance.
Sen. Feinstein needs to hear from you — she has to oppose efforts by the Trump Administration and others to extend this law without reform.
ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Call Senator Feinstein and ask her to:
- Support the bipartisan USA RIGHTS Act, which reforms Section 702
- Reject Sen. Burr’s bill to extend Section 702 without reforms
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Don’t miss our November general meeting! We’ll hear about our latest “off the record” events with Congressional and Senate staff, learn about how to champion progressive legislation in California with guest speaker from Indivisible SF’s CaStateStrong, and plan our holiday party. Hope to see you there!
November General Meeting
Sunday, November 12th
12:30 – 2:30pm —please note the earlier start time
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
Thanks for all you do.