Pundits and policymakers are tripping over themselves and each other in their rush to call for new laws against domestic terrorism to confront the threat of violence from hard right white supremacists and militias in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Defending Rights & Dissent has joined with scores of civil rights and civil liberties groups, and a coterie of members of Congress to put the brakes on attempts to add to already vast national security and surveillance powers.
Please join us and take action today. Tell Congress: No new domestic terrorism law! No new surveillance powers!
In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Rep. Rashida Tlalib and several colleagues warned, “The Trump mob’s success in breaching the Capitol was not due to a lack of resources at the disposal of federal law enforcement, and in this moment we must resist the erosion of our civil liberties and Constitutional freedoms, however well-intentioned proposed security reforms may be.
We firmly believe that the national security and surveillance powers of the U.S. government are already too broad, undefined, and unaccountable to the people.”
Take Action: No new domestic terrorism or surveillance powers!
Join us in telling Congress to refrain from passing any new domestic terrorism or surveillance authorities. Instead, Congress should launch a full scale investigation and hold hearings into how law enforcement and intelligence agencies are using their vast budgets and surveillance authorities, and why they ignored warnings of the January 6 insurrection.
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