Topic: National Legislation
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.
With the introduction of the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2017 in both the House and Senate, we have a chance to prohibit such profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Measures are under consideration in Congress and the Administration to name the Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization but the target isn’t MB. It is US civil society
Legislation has been introduced, and the Administration is reportedly considering designating the organization as a Foreign Terror Organization, which would have chilling ramifications on U.S. civil society.
When the 114th Congress turned out the lights and headed home early this month, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Sessions has a long and documented history of opposing the rights of vulnerable populations, disregarding the First Amendment, and championing torture. As Attorney General, Sessions would be head of the department in charge of overseeing the protections of civil rights and the most powerful law enforcement in the nation. Given his historic hostility to civil liberties this is unacceptable. Sessions was rightfully rejected as a judicial nomination and should be similarly rejected for Attorney General.