Unfortunately the USA RIGHTS Amendment we were supporting did not get passed in the House. Now the bill (S. 139) heads to the Senate.
We are once again asking the community to take action to stop S. 139 in the Senate. Thank you for your continued support!...
Call your Senator TODAY. What’s needed are 41 Senators to vote against the cloture motion (to allow for debate on the bill), and then a simple majority, or 51 Senators to reject S. 139. When this goal is achieved, then the Senators will have to compromise on the bill, creating an opening for the necessary reforms to be added to the bill.
1. Find your Members of Congress here.
2. “I am a constituent from zip code [your zip code]. I am calling to urge the Senator vote no on cloture on S. 139, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, which will come for a vote on Tuesday. In addition, I request the Senator to reject S. 139 on the grounds that it does not include sufficient reforms to end warrantless government surveillance on Americans, and in particular, protect immigrants from unfair and bias targeting.
Instead, I urge those reforms advanced by Sens. Paul and Wyden in S. 1997. Can you tell me what the Senator’s position is on the reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act?”
Note: Please email contact@ApaFisaWatch.org if you get a response.
3. Share this action alert with your friends, neighbors and colleagues.
On Jan. 9, in a huge positive development, the USA Rights Act was introduced as an amendment to the bill reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act. We urge you to contact your Member of Congress NOW as the House will be voting on the bill today - Jan 11.
“YES” to THE USA RIGHTS ACT AMENDMENT
If the USA Rights Act amendment passes, the government will need a warrant to query the emails, texts and calls of Americans. The government will be he...
35 lawmakers write letter to House Speaker and Minority Leader demanding stand-alone bill for FISA Reauthorization
The letter was sent on 12/13. Rep. Justin Am...ash (R-Mich.) led the effort.
Amash leads bipartisan demand for standalone consideration of FISA Amendments Act extension
December 13, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and colleagues sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi demanding that any extension of the FISA Amendments Act be considered independently.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and dozens of his colleagues today sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanding that any effort to pass an extension of the FISA Amendments Act—related to warrantless searches of Americans’ data under Section 702—be considered in the House independently, not attached to any year-end spending bill.
In addition to Amash, the letter was signed by Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Dave Brat (R-Va.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Ted Poe (R-Tex.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), Jason Lewis (R-Minn.), Roger Williams (R-Tex.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Kevin Yoder (R-Kans.), Tom Garrett (R-Va.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), John Duncan (R- Tenn.), Rod Blum (R-Iowa), and Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.).
The letter is attached.
2017 1213 Letter to Leadership re FAA FINAL.pdf
Sherry is an excellent scientist, dedicated employee and loyal citizen. What happened to her is totally unfair. She is fighting to get her job back. She needs your support to help pay the costs of her administrative appeal and return to a job that saves American lives and properties.
Please donate and share the link with your friends.
@Sherry Chen won a national award because of her work has helped save lives of thousands and property during the 2011 Mississippi River floods. Read more at: http://ohiocaa.org/2011-mississippi-river-floods/
#standwithsherrychen, spread the word #justice4sherrychen or donate at sherrychendefensefund.org
Cincinnati CBS Affiliate Local 12 news report about Sherry Chen hearing available on YouTube - Demonstrators say Chinese-American scientist was unfairly fired
#standwithsherrychen by donating to her Defense Fund: http://sherrychendefensefund.org/donate
Thank you for your support!
Dear friends, the hearing continued this morning at a DOC facility in Cincinnati that has a video conference equipment. I and two of my coworkers provided our testimonies. Things went well today. Now all witnesses for the case have testified. The judge ordered both sides to submit a brief statement three weeks after receiving court transcripts. My lawyer and I will make sure this is done properly. Thank you so much again for being patient and traveling on this journey with me. - Sherry 3/28/2017
Sherry is an excellent scientist, dedicated employee and loyal citizen. What happened to her is totally unfair. She is fighting to get her job back. She needs your support to help pay the costs of her administrative appeal and return to a job that saves American lives and properties. Please donate and share the link with your friends.
Sherry Chen is a proud American citizen and believes in the American dream as many hard working immigrants do. Her work helped save lives and made this country better, but was fired based on unfounded accusations. Please click the picture below to support her. #jusice4sherrychen
Sr. Patrick was an immigrant just as Sherry Chen. So true.
Who is not an immigrant in this country?
A reminder from the Irish Prime Minister - St. Patrick was an immigrant too.
Message from Ms. Sherry Chen to supporters:
"Dear friends, I am back home from the court hearing and waiting for continuing exam of me as a witness on Friday as the hearing didn’t finish in two days scheduled.
What a whirlwind experience the last two days have been! I felt that I am still in motion watching development of the case. It will be an unforgettable event for me being in a court room the first time in my life to fight for equal treatment and justice. But I am ...so glad that I was not alone on this journey as so many people inside and outside the court room were with me. The courtroom was filled with our community people who dressed formally, listened carefully and acted professionally. I can’t be more proud our people. The temperature of last two days was very cold below or around freezing for the high with strong wind. I can’t image how people outside the courtroom carried out the rally for hours. Many of them from other states and even didn’t have heavy cloth on. When I came out from the building during the lunch break with my lawyer and surrounded by them, I tried very hard to hold back my tears while shaking their cold hands and listening to them warm words from their hearts!!! Not only I was deeply moved by such nice people in our community, so did my lawyer. You are all my heroes!!! You made me and my lawyer reached our best performance possible during the two days hearing.
I would like to express my great appreciation to our local organizations for planning and organizing the event to support me and the fight for equal treatment, especially the board members of OCAA who have spent tremendous amount of time and effort to make it an extremely successful event! I like to thank all of our great friends all the way came to Cincinnati from other states to joint us to participate the event in person!!! Our local hosts are so great that everyone had a great time and experience here in Ohio. Love you all, "