Over the past several weeks, we’ve encouraged grassroots constitutionalists across the partisan spectrum to stand up, reach out, and meet with your elected representatives to exhort them to insist on dramatic changes to the USA PATRIOT Act to restore civil liberties. This month, the USA PATRIOT Act is once again up before Congress for reauthorization of three particular provisions previously set to expire. Members of Congress have returned to Washington, but for the last two weeks, they were home in their districts—in your backyards. And while they were there, you made sure that they heard the concerns of constituents like you who care about the Constitution. More than 1,100 people from all 50 states (plus DC and Puerto Rico) and more than 340 congressional districts answered our call to meet with your senators and representatives. We’ve heard about dozens of meetings taking place across the country, and we know that our elected officials are hearing the chorus. We’ve made an impact, but there’s still more work to do. As Congress begins debating the PATRIOT Act this month, we have to follow through on our efforts to hold members accountable. We’re calling for the reforms like those outlined in the JUSTICE Act, which would add long overdue privacy and civil liberties protections to the expiring provisions of the PATRIOT Act, while also reforming the “material support” provision that enabled last fall’s raids of peace activists across the Midwest by the FBI, as well as the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping scheme. If you haven’t already, this week offers a great opportunity to share your concerns with your members of Congress.