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May 29, 2015

Thanking Senators who oppose the Patriot Act extension is one of 18 organizations that sent the following letter thanking Senators who opposed an extension of the Patriot Act last weekend: 

RE: Expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act

Dear Senators Blumenthal, Cantwell, Coons, Cruz, Daines, Heinrich, Lee, Manchin, Paul, Tester, and Wyden:

Thank you for standing strong for liberty through your opposition to an extension of the USA PATRIOT Act. Your actions this past weekend reminded your colleagues of their solemn oath to uphold the Constitution and re-centered the surveillance debate on the lives of ordinary Americans whose freedoms are at stake.

This upcoming weekend, you will be tested again by a series of votes that would extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, whether in the form of a straight reauthorization of that legislation, faux-compromise legislation, or the well-intentioned but insufficient USA FREEDOM Act. We urge you to stand strong and oppose any measure that would extend the USA PATRIOT Act, no matter what its form, and to do everything in your power to ensure it permanently fades into the sunset.

Sincerely yours,

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Data Foundry
Defending Dissent Foundation
Demand Progress
Democracy for America
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Golden Frog
Jennifer Granick*
Liberty Coalition
Sunlight Foundation
Tea Party Nation

* Director of Civil Liberties, Stanford Center for Internet and Society (affiliation purposes only) 


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