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Josh Nelson, CREDO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-550-6175
Evan Greer, Fight for the Future, email@example.com, 978-852-6457
Mark Stanley, Demand Progress, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Stewart, MoveOn.org Civic Action, email@example.com, 319-936-3901
Alex Marthews, Restore The Fourth, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-258-2936
Timothy Karr, Free Press Action Fund, email@example.com, 201 533-8838
BREAKING: Nationwide Sunset Vigils Tomorrow Calling for Congress to Sunset the PATRIOT Act
Activists will gather at sunset in 50 cities to demand that Congress let Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act expire
WASHINGTON - On Thursday, activists in 50 cities will gather at sunset (starting at 7:00pm) to oppose the reauthorization of section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, which has been exploited by the government to justify mass surveillance. The “Sunset Vigils” will call for Congress to allow Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act to expire, and oppose attempts to reauthorize it. Organizers say sunsetting the PATRIOT Act is the most meaningful reform, and the only one that makes sense.
The sunset vigils are being organized by CREDO, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, Free Press Action Fund, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Popular Resistance, and Restore the Fourth.
These rapid-response gatherings will be held at sunset outside of Senators’ offices. In Washington, DC, privacy advocates will gather at the West Lawn of the Capitol building.
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