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Fwd: ACLU: Support the Freedom to Read
From: Matt Howes, National Internet Organizer, ACLU
To: ACLU Action Network Members
Date: July 22, 2003
Support the Freedom to Read
Under the USA PATRIOT Act, FBI gained the power to search your library
book-buying records without probable cause of any crime or intent to
a crime. It also stops librarians and booksellers from telling you that
this search has even occurred.
The FBI has been aggressively using these new powers without providing
Congress with explanations about its activities. A University of
survey shows libraries were targeted at least 175 times in the year
9/11 -- yet the FBI refuses to explain how or why.
In response to these invasions of our civil liberties, a bipartisan
of Representatives have introduced an amendment to an appropriations
that would restore many key checks and balances. This amendment will
voted on in the coming days and deserves our strong support.
Take Action! Click here for more information and to send a free fax to
Librarian & Cybrarian
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