Letter: Urge lawmakers to back limits on surveillance

To the editor:

I am writing to encourage all members of our community to call Rep. Todd Young and ask him to support H.R. 3361 and to call Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly to ask them to support S. 1599.

The government claims authority under the Patriot Act to collect a record of every phone call made by every single American “on an ongoing daily basis,” as well as financial transactions, health care transactions and even library transactions. GOP Rep. James Sensenbrenner has introduced the USA Freedom Act to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and increase government transparency.

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