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Democratic Values in a Digital Age"
Congress Poised to Consider Dangerous NSA Bills
(4) Make Your Voice Heard - Call Your Senators and Representatives
CDT has created an online resource where concerned citizens can find the
phone numbers of their Senators and their Representative in the House.
Congress to Vote On Bills Authorizing and Expanding NSA Snooping
Congress is poised this week to vote on two partisan bills that would
radically expand the President's authority to conduct warrantless
surveillance inside the United States. There are bi-partisan alternatives
that would give the intelligence agencies the powers they need within a
framework of judicial review and congressional oversight.
The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values
and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law,
technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free
expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is
dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future
of the Internet and other new communications media.
Nine Legislative Efforts that Must Be Stopped in 2006
6) Telecom Bill Without Internet Neutrality
To get a sense of the stakes surrounding Internet neutrality legislation,
one need look no further than the millions of dollars that opponents have
spent trying to kill it.
Please read and respond to the many issues clearly and fairly described
here as your conscience allows. This is the Congressional "silly season"
when things are done for political reasons, and the consequences remain as
I have said it here truly before: I am not a political campaigner and this
is not a political group. This group is about security and that includes
privacy. CDT has documented and indexed and articulated these issues very
well and far better than I could in a usenet post. These are very
critical issues and they are "on the table" this week.
Please read, and then take the time to call your (US) Representatives and
Senators. This is important to do now. If you agree strongly, please
pass these links to other like-minded people.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for your interest.
You can find the contact information for the people you need to call,
Please do call them. They need to hear from us now. Thank you.
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