Let me give you an idea of what the C4L office was like last night:
Chinese food was devoured . . .
Caffeinated beverages abounded . . .
Cell phone chargers were being shared . . .
For 10 1/2 hours, Rand Paul filibustered the so-called "Patriot" Act until just before midnight.
C4L staff was in for the long haul too, settled in for the long night working to gin up support nationwide for Senator Paul's continued filibuster on the Senate floor.
By morning, I’m sure senators had a pile of faxes from concerned constituents waiting for them.
But we’re not done yet!
Senator Paul’s actions yesterday delayed any actions on the “Patriot” Act by at a full day.
Majority Leader McConnell wanted to run out the clock on so-called surveillance “reform.”
Now it’s up to you and me to create enough pressure to run out the clock on the surveillance state.
That's why it's vital you sign your "Stop the Surveillance State" Fax Petition so our staff can deliver it to your U.S. Senators immediately.
Then please call both your senators this morning:
Tell your senators you’ve had enough of warrantless wiretapping, bulk data collection, and mass surveillance.
Let them know you’re not fooled by the so-called “reforms” of the USA FREEDOM Act that will not end bulk data collection, despite claims in the media to the contrary.
This fight is not over, and you and I can continue to have a tremendous impact on this debate.
So if you've already signed, I hope you'll forward this email to your friends and family, imploring them to stand up for their civil liberties and Stand with Rand against the surveillance state.
Thank you for all you do. We've got the statists on the run. Let's keep our foot on the gas!
-- Tim Shoemaker
Director of Legislation
P.S. It's critical we flood the Senate with as many faxes as possible from freedom-loving Americans opposing NSA spying.
Senator Paul spoke until his voice was giving out last night, I trust you’ll continue to stand with him on this important issue.
That's why I hope you'll please chip in whatever you can afford to help C4L expand our "Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb" and work to defeat the so-called "Patriot" Act.