Defending Rights & Dissent tracks national legislation that impacts your Constitutional rights, working with members of Congress to introduce bills to protect and advance your rights, and fighting bills that trample them.
114th Congress (2015-2016)
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- Police Reform, Information, Data and Evidence Act (HR 3481 and S 1476)
- HR 1466, Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466)
- Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (HR 1232)
We have a chance to rein in mass surveillance, by demanding Congress support serious reforms of Section 702, like requiring a warrant to access our communications or preventing such communications from being swept up and stored in a database in the first place.
This afternoon, the House of Representatives will debate an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would create two commissions that will decide the right way, and the wrong way, to practice Islam.
Tell your Representative to oppose three bills that will increase police militarization, invade privacy, and expand the federal death penalty.
If passed, the ‘Protecting Data at the Border Act’ would require border agents to have a warrant or probable cause before searching a US person’s electronic device or data–the same standard the Constitution requires for government agents anywhere else in the country.
702 Briefing: The Mass Surveillance Law is Up for Renewal at the End of 2017. Are You Ready to Fight It?
Listen to this teleconference briefing to understand the law, the political dynamics, and how Rights & Dissent and our allies on the left and right plan to force Congress to adopt radical reforms or let the law sunset.