Section 702 is a surveillance authority passed in 2008 as part of the FISA Amendments Act. It is used to justify the NSA’s warrantless collection of our emails and other on-line communications. Section 702 has to be renewed every few years, but it wasn’t renewed at the end of 2017 and expired. Win one for us.
The House is debating whether to reauthorize Section 702 and expand illegal government spying programs, or pass the USA Rights Act Amendment which would end the warrantless surveillance of Americans. The vote is soon.
Now is the time to contact your House member (and Senators) and tell them to oppose the FISA 702 reauthorization and to support the USA Rights Act Amendment. You can find contact info for the Massachusetts delegation at our wiki. You can also tweet at them, but calls this morning are best.
You can follow the debate at: https://www.house.gov/watch-houselive