Thanks to you and thousands of others who sent emails, signed petitions and made phone calls over the past year, we forced a stalemate in the House of Representatives last night over the USA Freedom Act, which would have extended key PATRIOT Act surveillance authorities for years.
House leadership had to pull the bill because they knew they didn’t have enough votes to pass it.
This is a major victory. But it won’t be permanent.
The FBI and NSA love having the power to spy on us without a warrant, and they have pulled out all the stops to keep the PATRIOT Act alive. You can bet they aren’t going to just accept this defeat.
So, we’ll celebrate right now, then get right back to the hard work of defending the Bill of Rights. Because they are never gonna stop attacking it.