[mla-nynj] Advocate today

Boss, Cathy cboss at meridianhealth.com
Tue Nov 18 15:13:08 UTC 2014

ALA has the advocacy letter set up to go to all 3 of your representatives at one time, you can also customize the letter, it literally takes 60 seconds to so. Pass this on.


From: ALA Washington Office <districtdispatch at alawash.org<mailto:districtdispatch at alawash.org>>
Date: November 17, 2014 at 6:31:03 PM EST
To: <mtehrani at nyit.edu<mailto:mtehrani at nyit.edu>>
Subject: Take Up and Pass a Strong USA FREEDOM Act Now
Reply-To: <districtdispatch at alawash.org<mailto:districtdispatch at alawash.org>>

Now is the time for librarians and others on the front lines fighting for privacy and civil liberties to heed ALA President Courtney Young's call to "Advocate. Today." - and we do mean today.

Here's the situation:

Thanks to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senators will cast a key vote on Tuesday afternoon that is, in effect, "do or die" for meaningful USA PATRIOT Act reform in the few remaining weeks of the "lame duck" Congress. If Senators Reid and Patrick Leahy can't muster 60 votes on Tuesday to bring Senator Leahy's USA FREEDOM Act (S. 2685) to the floor, then the overwhelming odds are that another bill nearly as good won't have a prayer of passage for many years. Sadly, it's not at all certain that 60 Senators are leaning in that direction. That's where you come in!

Now is the time for librarians (and everyone else concerned with their privacy and all of our civil liberties) to come to the aid of Sens. Leahy and Reid, and their country. Just click the big "Click Here to Act Now" link below to quickly and automatically identify your Senators and Representative in the House, and to send them a letter we've drafted for you with just one click asking them to take up and pass Sen. Leahy's USA FREEDOM Act without any harmful amendments.
Acting now is critical . . . and it's easy and fast. Please contact your members of Congress.

Click Here to Act Now http://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/write-a-letter?8&engagementId=69398&lp=0

Catherine M. Boss, MSLS, AHIP
Coordinator, Library Services
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 Route 33
Neptune, NJ  07754
Voice:  732-776-4266; fax:  732-776-4530
cboss at meridianhealth.com

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