Urgent (Immediate) Call to Action – help stop CISA now!

Click here to take immediate action against threats to personal privacy: http://www.decidethefuture.org/

CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, has been a hot topic for librarians and others concerned with personal security for some time. While activists were successful in preventing the passage of an even less acceptable version of CISA earlier this year, and while killing CISA altogether is our ultimate goal, support of amendments to lessen security threats is the most immediate action we can take to protect public privacy.

Amendments to protect the Freedom of Information Act (by Senator Patrick Leahy) and to clarify/narrow definitions of terms used in CISA and thus better protect privacy (by Senator Al Franken) will be voted on TOMORROW October 27th.

Please support public privacy by urging our Senators to vote YES on the Leahy and Franken Amendments, and to vote NO on CISA once the bill itself comes up (whether the amendments pass or not).

For more information visit ALA’s District Dispatch, or take immediate action (via multiple channels) by visiting this simple tool.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.