Support is growing for the Amash Amendment, a proposal by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) that would halt funding for the National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless collection of phone records for all persons in the United States under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. The legislation would amend the Defense Appropriations Bill so that the NSA could only use court orders issued pursuant to Section 215 to collect phone records on individuals who are the actual subject of a terrorism or espionage investigation.
Below are the organizations that have issued a statement of support for the Amash amendment:
ACLU letter of Support
ACLU Myths and Facts on Section 215
Center For National Security Studies
Association of Research Libraries
Campaign for Liberty
Center for Democracy and Technology
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
The Constitution Project
Your immediate support is crucial: the amendment is likely to come up for debate and a vote today, Wednesday, July 24.