In a letter sent today, groups spanning the political spectrum spoke out loudly against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Intelligence Chair Richard Burr's attempt to reauthorize Section 215 of the Patriot Act through July 2015.

The letter strongly urges the Senate to vote against any short-term reauthorization:

We urge you to oppose bringing up this measure for a vote, or to vote against any such measure that extends expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act in their current form.

The country has spent the past two years debating the wisdom of mass collection of Americans' records. It is time for Congress to finally act. Senators should vote against any reauthorization. Even if Senators were to vote for the short-term reauthorization, the extension would still have to go to the House where leaders have already said they will not vote for such a reauthorization.

Urge your member of Congress now to vote against any short-term reauthorization.