Posts Tagged ‘Demand Progress’






Please see this urgent email I just received from Demand Progress. It’s an outrage: The Guardian has obtained long sought-after evidence of the extent of ongoing spying on Americans under the PATRIOT Act — and it’s as bad as we’d worried. “The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.” “The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.”

Click here to demand an investigation of — and end to — this spying right away:

The government is continuing — and expanding — egregious spying and other infringement on our civil liberties that began under the Bush administration. And enough is enough! Please sign on to our petition to the House Oversight Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee to demand an immediate investigation of this spying. Just click here:


Grow a fucking pair, mother fuckers.  If you don’t demand they stop violating the Constitution with impunity it sets a precedent.




“NDAA Vote This Week: Tell Senate to end indefinite detention

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allows the United States military to detain civilians indefinitely and without charge or trial — even American citizens. Help us reverse this travesty of justice by adding your name at right.

Next, please use the new social media tools we’ve built to help us win this fight:
Please click here to use our fun “detain-a-friend” tool to spread word using Facebook.
And use our Twitter tool to tweet directly at your senators.

The Senate is taking up the 2013 NDAA this week. Several senators are poised to put forth amendments to revoke or narrow the indefinite detention powers that we’ve been fighting so hard over the last year.

Demand Progress members have sent hundreds of thousands of emails to Congress and have helped fund the courageous lawsuit by Chris Hedges et al — which recently spurred a federal judge to rule that indefinite detention is unconstitutional.

Because there are several amendments in play, our ask is broad and simple: Please urge your Senators to support any and all amendments to revoke or narrow indefinite detention powers.

Earlier this year we helped push an anti-indefinite detention amendment to the House’s version of the NDAA to the brink of passage. The Senate is friendly turf for us: We have a real chance of winning this fight.
Please email the Senate in front of its critical vote — it could happen this week.”


I’m going to create a new ACTION ALERTS page where I list all the organizations sending out those petitions and letters to congress, some daily.  One letter doesn’t mean a lot.  A million letters saying the same thing, though, that actually carries some weight.

Right now, Obama’s unconstitutional law detaining Americans without charge or due process (the NDAA) has been struck down by a federal judge.  Obama’s justice department (sic) will no doubt appeal this ruling and fight it, unless they are shamed into backing down, with citizen actions like this one:

Demand Progress: Tell Congress To Undo The NDAA, Ban Indefinite Military Detention Of Americans