[Libs-Or] Fwd: [ALA-WO:235] PATRIOT Update- Contact your Senators Today!
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Subject: [ALA-WO:235] PATRIOT Update- Contact your Senators Today!
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 14:45:57 -0500
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ALAWON: American Library Association Washington Office Newsline
Volume 15, Number 23
Date: February 27, 2006
In This Issue: PATRIOT Update- Contact your Senators Today!
ALA and the Campaign for Reader Privacy of which we are a member is
encouraging you to ask Senators to give full and fair consideration to
amendments proposed by Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) prior to voting on
S. 2271, legislation to reauthorize the PATRIOT Act. Feingold's
amendments would make modest changes to restore privacy protections
vital to library users and bookstore patrons by limiting the scope of
the government's power to conduct fishing expeditions of reading records
and restoring judicial oversight of PATRIOT Act provisions.
<>>Click here for more information. >
The Campaign urges all concerned citizens to call their Senators TODAY
and ask them to allow Feingold's amendments to be introduced and voted
A vote on the PATRIOT reauthorization bill is expected Tuesday, February
28, so please call immediately. The Capitol Switchboard number is:
(202) 224-3121, or contact your Senator through ALA's online Legislative
Action Center at: < http://capwiz.com/ala/home/ > .
Thank you for your continued support.
The Campaign for Reader Privacy is a joint initiative of the American
Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, the
Association of American Publishers, and PEN American Center.
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