Just as Thanksgiving approaches, the fight over reforming the Patriot Act is turning into a real brawl. The Bush Administration is putting on a lot of pressure on both the House and Senate to pass a real turkey of a bill reauthorizing the Patriot Act. That bill would not include any meaningful reforms. Fortunately, a bipartisan group of Senators is now threatening to block the reauthorization of the Patriot Act unless it contains the significant reforms passed by the Senate earlier this year.
The situation in D.C. is very fluid. Our federal legislators are dealing with this and a multitude of other issues as it once again reminds some of us of college and those fun times we all had during finals week.
Amidst all this uncertainty, there is one thing we know – now is the perfect time to call our Senators and Congressional delegation. For more information on what is happening and info on how to contact these legislators go to our Patriot Act action page.