SUNSET THE PATRIOT ACT
JOIN THE EMERGENCY PROTESTS
The vote on renewing the Patriot Act is this Friday, right before the clock
runs out to do so. On Thursday at 7pm (local time) as the sun sets, people
are gathering all across the country to demand the Patriot Act expire. These
50 emergency vigils are the most important thing we can do right now to pull
off any senator thinking that maybe it's ok to renew the Patriot Act. Find
one near you by clicking on the map, or
contact us to add your event! End
the Patriot Act this week, spread the word!
WHAT: Mass vigil at sunset against mass surveillance - happening in 50 cities across the U.S.
WHEN: Thursday, May 21st as the sun is setting (please gather at 7pm in your time zone)
WHERE: Get the address for your senator's office on your local Facebook event page!
BRING: A cell phone, laptop, tablet, and candles with the protestsign.org already pre-loaded. Make a big sunset sign and write "Sunset the Patriot Act".
WHY WE NEED YOU: This is the week when we have a chance to sunset the PATRIOT Act!
The PATRIOT Act could end this week if Congress fails to reauthorize it by this Friday ahead of its June 1st expiration. So, on Thursday May 21st, people are organizing a mass vigil in 50 cities across the U.S. to demand their Senators let the Patriot Act expire.
And we’ve set it up so its super easy to get involved:
- Gather at 7pm - just before sunset.
- Load protestsign.org on your phone, tablet or laptop
- Take a picture of your group with signs outside of senator's office.
- Call your senator to tell them you're there to encourage them to sunset the Patriot Act, just dial: 1 (920) END-4-215
Post your pictures to the Sunset Vigil Facebook page and on Twitter with the hash tags #sunsetpatriotact #sunsetvigil and your senators' webpage!
These protests are being organized by your friends at Demand Progress, Restore the Fourth, CREDO, MoveOn.org, Free Press, and Fight for the Future.