Bob King - FirewheelVortex (firewheelvortex) wrote in bemorecynical,
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Senate Intelligence Comm. holds secret meeting to revise and expand Patriot Act

D o w n s i z e r - D i s p a t c h

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We just learned that the Senate Intelligence Committee
will hold a secret meeting tomorrow. Purpose? Revise
and expand the Patriot Act as a prelude to making it
permanent.

This must be opposed will all speed and appropriate
fury. Send your Senators a message. No secret
meetings! The Senate Intelligence Committee must do
its work in public. We must all be able to see, in the
full light of day, the steps they are surely taking to
further destroy the Bill of Rights.

Act now! Don't delay! Tell the Senate to hold their
meeting in the light of day. Click here to
send your message:
http://action.downsizedc.org/wyc.php?cid=25

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org

P.S. Then, after you send your message, click on the
"Background" tab near the top of the page, to find out
if YOUR Senator is on the Intelligence Committee.
We've provided a list of phone and fax numbers to the
offices of these committee members. Phone calls are
especially important in urgent matters like this. Send
them a fax if you get this after hours.

I think this is pretty damn urgent. I object to the Patriot Act, I object more to the New and Improved version. I particularly object to such secret decisions.

Massively crossposted, so this goes behind a cut:




D o w n s i z e r - D i s p a t c h

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We just learned that the Senate Intelligence Committee 
will hold a secret meeting tomorrow. Purpose? Revise 
and expand the Patriot Act as a prelude to making it 
permanent. 

This must be opposed will all speed and appropriate 
fury. Send your Senators a message. No secret 
meetings! The Senate Intelligence Committee must do 
its work in public. We must all be able to see, in the 
full light of day, the steps they are surely taking to 
further destroy the Bill of Rights. 

Act now! Don't delay! Tell the Senate to hold their 
meeting in the light of day. Click here to 
send your message:   
http://action.downsizedc.org/wyc.php?cid=25 

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org

P.S. Then, after you send your message, click on the 
"Background" tab near the top of the page, to find out 
if YOUR Senator is on the Intelligence Committee. 
We've provided a list of phone and fax numbers to the 
offices of these committee members. Phone calls are 
especially important in urgent matters like this. Send 
them a fax if you get this after hours.  

P.P.S. Here's the letter I just sent to my Senators...

Please ask the Senate Intelligence Committee not to 
hold a secret meeting on the Patriot Act tomorrow. 
Please ask them to make this a public hearing.

My personal comment to you:
This bill is awful, and I expect it to be protected, 
extended, and expanded in ways it wouldn't be if this 
was done in the open. Let us see the sausage being made.



My personal comment to the comment - I agree. Let's help out with a little viral networking... post this, comment and ping your LJ to http://www.pingomatic.com - it should spread like wildfire.
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