Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
The Movie That Started it All!
   
 

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Columns
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Interviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Swinger Vacations!

Brea Bennett at Twistys

July 21, 2003 09:01am
FSC Action Alert - Limiting the Patriot Act
Source: Free Speech Coalition
by: Company Press Release

Dear Member,

Here is the text of the letter from Chris Finan of ABFFE (American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression -- the nonprofit organization that works closely with bookstores around the country -- and the American Booksellers Association -- to support First Amendment issues):

We have just learned that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on an amendment that cuts off Justice Department funding for searches of bookstore and library records under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. Congressman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will offer the measure as an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary Appropriations Bill of 2004. It is co-sponsored by John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Id).

The House has never voted on a proposal to limit the Patriot Act. The vote is expected to be very close. It is urgent that you contact your Congress member. Because we don't know precisely when the measure will be brought up on the floor, it is also critical to reach your representative as early in the week as possible.

For maximum effectiveness, call your representative's Washington office and tell whoever answers the phone that you are calling to urge their boss to vote "yes" on "The Sanders-Otter-Conyers amendment to the Commerce, Justice and State appropriations bill." (There is no bill number yet.) Then, immediately follow up by faxing a note containing the same message on your letterhead.

If you need contact information for your Congress member, you can use the search aid on the House Web site, House.gov. You can also call ABFFE at (212) 587-4025 between 9 a.m. And 6:30 p.m. (EDT).

Section 215 has created a dangerous chilling effect on First Amendment rights by giving the FBI the power to secretly search the bookstore and library records of anyone it believes may have information relevant to a foreign intelligence investigation.

In March, Sanders introduced the Freedom to Read Protection Act (H.R. 1157) to restore the protections for customer privacy eliminated by the Patriot Act. The bill has gained wide support and is co-sponsored by 129 House members.

However, the House leadership is refusing to hold a hearing on H.R. 1157. The Sanders-Otter-Conyers amendment will give supporters of the bill an opportunity to achieve its purpose through the appropriations process.

Thank you for acting quickly!

The Free Speech Coalition strongly supports this action and asks that all our members contact their congresspersons as soon as possible. Small steps like this will accumulate to stop the Bush Administrations unconstitutional actions and defeat them at the next presidential election. Thanks for your help.

Best regards,

William R. Lyon
Executive Director
Free Speech Coalition

The Movie That Started it All!

Related Stories

Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content

Casey Cumz 02

See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

Merry XXXmas, Happy Xanukkah

Pornography Feminism

Rock'N'Sexxxy 12/10/2014

MWA: 12/05/14

Karlie Montana Interview

Deep Vision ThunderRama

Hackin Jack vs Chainsaw Chick

BBW Eliza Allure Interview

MWA: 11/20/14

Tara Lynn Foxx Retires

Treacherous ~ Reviewer Rated

Bright Lights, Lonely Nights

Taormino Speaks at Goucher

Cumisha Amado at Sagebrush

Vivid Radio 1st Anniversary

The Gardener ~ Reviewer Rated

BoodiGo: Privacy & Porn

Shades of Scarlet ~ Reviewer Rated

AINews: Skow Among Best

Heaven & Hell Halloween Party

These Things We Do ~ Reviewer Rated

Farrah Abraham at Hustler Hollywood

Sex Workshop Hustler San Diego

Halloween Art Show

O Awards Pre-Noms Open

Trophy Girl Casting Call

Cum in Me Baby 4 ~ Reviewer Rated

More Phoenix Mainstream

BoodiGo Partners PornGuardian

BoodiGo Supports ASACP

BoodiGo Blocks Child Porn

Boodigo Adult Search Engine

AVN Show Discounts End Today

Inside The Industry 10/08/2014

Amber Lynn at Wasteland

Nikki's Fit as Phoenix

Vivid Extends Patrick Hosting

Fake Test Results

Angelyne on Amber Lynn's RNSU

Red Cardinal Wraps Betrothed

Siri Wins Round 2

J.Lo Doc Johnson Offer

Stripclub Microbrewery on CNN

Father's Day ~ Reviewer Rated

Our Father ~ Reviewer Rated

Nikki Phoenix Album Released

Passport to Hustler Event

Fox News Wasteland

Asianmodelpalooza 14

Nikki Phoenix Appearances

Nikki Phoenix Karaoke XXX

Nina Elle Retains Star Factory

Tasha Reign Grads UCLA

Tera Patrick Hosts Vivid Radio

It's Just Work

Traci Bryant Goes Legal

CET Free Panel Month

Miss LA Karaoke XXX

Freedom Acres Location

Summer Lovers

Nikki Delano at Centerfolds

Karen Summer Returns

Advertise on AINews

Cytherea Auctions Fan Scene

Entertainment is Entertainment is Entertainment

More
Stories From

Law & Politics

Pornstar Graduates Law School

AHF Against AB 999

CraigsErotica Letter to Senators

Amazon Crushes Small Business

Letter of Equality

ASACP Service Recognition Award

Suit Filed Challenging Measure B

ASACP Ready For Internext

Octomom Loses Civil Suit

ASACP at XBIZ 360

Crakmedia ASACP Corporate Sponsor

Mo Reese Statement

CAM4 Newest ASACP Sponsor

Mo Reese FSC Nom

Amber Lynn Seeks FSC Board

Suit Against Measure B

Law Puts Con in Condom

No on B: Here's Why

NO on B Campaign

NO on B Bus Tour

GFY: Vote No on B

Margold on Erection Election

Alex Chance in Documentary

Yahshua: No On B

No On 35 Rally

Why No On B

Measure B Threatens Freedom

Measure B Protest Video

No On B Raffle

Alia Janine: No On B

AHF Vilifies Porn

No on B Event

Alia Janine Against Measure B

Fight Measure B

Takedown Piracy Removes 10,000,000

John Stagliano Keynotes CatalystCon

Hirsch Blasts Trueman

Hirsch Cautions GOP

LATATA Files Injunction

Child Porn Hotline Increased

Vette Scores on AFF

Nicole Houde Assault Arrest

YouJizz Sued

Dickinson Defends Travolta

Kardashian/Humphries Divorce Deposition

Three Stooges Porn Controversy

Suing: Wasn't Sexy Enough

Lords of Acid Censored

Nate Glass on CNBC

Law & Politics Section Index

     
Copyright © 1998 - 2014 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).