August 2, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Call Congress Now - Specter Rushing Thursday Vote on Surveillance Bill

[Update: You did it! After being alerted to the problems with this fake compromise bill, sympathetic senators on the committee intervened to stop a vote on Specter's bill Thursday. Consideration will now be delayed until after the recess. It's still important to continue to let the committee know that this is a hot issue, so keep the calls and letters coming.]

Because of phone calls and letters from constituents like you, Senator Arlen Specter is feeling the heat. Having previously delayed a vote on his dangerous surveillance bill, he is now intent on moving it out of committee on Thursday. This sham "compromise" bill will help the government continue to break the law, vastly expanding the president's power to spy on you without any meaningful oversight from Congress or the courts. If you haven't already called and your Senator is on the Judiciary Committee, please use our Action Center and call your Senator immediately to stop this dangerous bill.

Your friends and family could be constituents of Judiciary Committee members -- spread the word and urge them to call Congress now. If you're a blogger, post a "Stop the Surveillance Bills" button.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Kazakhstan's authoritarian government is misusing U.S. law to silence and spy on its online critics: https://eff.org/r.vekw

Aug 4 @ 4:50pm

TPP talks ended in deadlock last week, but officials are as determined as ever to conclude this anti-user deal: https://eff.org/r.n8ew

Aug 4 @ 3:49pm

A milestone in EFF’s case: The Ninth Circuit will consider whether NSA’s “Upstream” spying violates the Constitution https://eff.org/r.b1s9

Aug 4 @ 3:47pm
JavaScript license information