House Members Target Patriot Act with "Surveillance State Repeal Act"

Ok. Time to act.

When asked "what can we do to actually affect change?" activists and whistleblowers seem to say the same thing: If individual representatives get a flood of emails and calls from their constituents expressing their opinion they will pay attention.

It's easy to feel hopeless when their vote always seems to go to the highest bidder, but these people love getting re-elected even more than corporate bribes. Remember, voiced public opinion had a hand in the victory for net neutrality ... and it can work for this.


Think about that for a second.

We have an actual chance to do something about the Orwellian surveillance state we've all been complaining about since it was uncovered.

Here is a link to a website that will tell you who your representatives are and how to contact them.

Below is a script you can use in an e-mail, or more effectively a phone call. It's basically a paraphrased quote directly from the article.

Tell whoever you get on the phone you have a message for your congressperson and just read this aloud...

The PATRIOT Act violates the Fourth Amendment and has led to a dramatic expansion of our domestic surveillance state. Our Founding Fathers fought and died to stop the kind of warrantless spying and searches that the PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act authorize. It is time to repeal the PATRIOT Act and reassert the constitutional rights of all Americans. I am counting on [your representatives name] to do the right thing and support the Surveillance State Repeal Act.

Just read it to them. Say it calmly and confidently. Say whatever you want but get the point across. Send an e-mail or letter that says the same thing or something similar. Do this with all four or your congress people. Shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

We've seen this kind of thing work before ... let's actually do this guys!

Everyone really do this!

I'm not good at this kind of thing. I'm not a motivational speaker or an activist or good at leading people, I'm just someone that's tired of not caring and tired of not acting. So if anyone has any ideas of how to improve this script or have any ideas whatsoever on how to inspire people to act, that would be awesome.

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