Sign this petition to reform the Patriot Act!

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the USA Patriot Act was signed into law — legislation that was intended to protect the American people from future acts of terrorism.

Instead of being an effective means of identifying individuals with nefarious intentions, however, the Patriot Act instead facilitates ongoing instances of gross abuses and violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. In 2018, for example, the government collected 434 million records related to 19 million phone numbers — despite listing just 11 targets.

Sign the petition: We refuse to live in a police state under the PATRIOT Act.

On March 15, the Patriot Act is up for reauthorization. If no reauthorization is passed, provisions of the Patriot Act would expire, partially reverting the U.S. back to a pre-9/11 surveillance policy.

The Patriot Act is an unethical and unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens. Reforming the Patriot Act is a critical priority! Extending these authorities for any period of time absent major reform reflects an abandonment of Congress’s most basic responsibilities.

Sign the petition: We demand clear and common-sense reforms to the Patriot Act now!

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Erin Tulley, Daily Kos


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Kos petition: Support “The Honest Ads Act”

Scales of the DragonIn the wake of the 2016 elections, we continue to learn more information about how Russian agents interfered through the use of targeted Facebook and Twitter paid political ads.

There is freedom for these ads to run rampant throughout social media as there is currently no disclosure system for paid, online political advertising.

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 requires political advertisements on television, radio, and satellite to disclose the sponsor of the advertisement. The same requirements should apply online.

The Honest Ads Act, introduced by Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar as one of the first bills introduced to directly counter foreign actor interference in the 2016 election, would achieve this. The Honest Ads Act would require platforms to disclose the purchasers of ads, applying the same rules that exist for TV and radio.

We must demand Congress ensure the requirement for more transparency around online ad purchases is in place. We must protect the security of our elections!

Sign the petition: Demand Congress pass the Honest Ads Act and require transparency for all political ads.

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Erin Tulley, Daily Kos

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