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End Warrantless Spying on Americans!

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    End Warrantless Spying on Americans!

    Petition to Congress:
    We urge you to vote ‘NO’ on the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) unless the backdoor and data broker loopholes are closed. Warrantless surveillance of Americans is out of control. Oppose any attempts by the intelligence committee to expand FISA.

    It was just revealed that Elon Musk’s company Twitter/X has been profiting off of user data by selling it to the government for mass surveillance.1

    This is exactly the type of warrantless government surveillance we’re trying to stop in the fight over Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is expected on the House Floor next week. Musk shouldn’t be allowed to sell user data to the government for surveillance AND the government shouldn’t be allowed to surveil Americans without a warrant.

    Congress must overhaul government spying powers immediately — and votes are imminent that will decide whether lawmakers will rubber-stamp these spying powers or finally reform mass surveillance in America.

    Sign the petition: Urge lawmakers before they vote — end mass surveillance, no more warrantless spying on Americans!

    The spying powers in Section 702 are abused by the government to spy on Americans (collecting, using, and sharing our personal data, including online communications) without a warrant. And Elon Musk shouldn’t be profiting off of our data and government surveillance.

    Section 702 has been abused in ways that violate Americans’ fundamental civil liberties and civil rights. FBI agents have abused this authority to search through millions of warrantlessly acquired communications for conversations with Americans, including thousands of protestors, racial justice activists, journalists, donors to a Congressional campaign, and countless others.2 Meanwhile, more and more law enforcement and intelligence agencies are bypassing privacy rights by purchasing our sensitive location and online information from data brokers.

    Even though the Fourth Amendment protects our right to keep our information private, the government is collecting troves of our data without a warrant with the help of Elon Musk.

    Votes on Section 702 are imminent – join us and take action now.

    Add your name: Congress must reject the extension of dangerous, unlawful spying under Section 702.


    1. The Intercept, "Elon Musk Fought Government Surveillance — While Profiting Off Government Surveillance,” March 25, 2024.
    2. LA Times, “Opinion: Before the feds surveil Americans for Gaza protests, rein in warrantless spying,” February 8, 2024.