It was close (205-217), but the House of Representatives yesterday voted to allow the NSA to continue to use our tax dollars to spy on us.
Did your Rep vote YES (to defund) or NO (to continue government assholery)? Did you call them to thank them or tell them where to shove it?
Find your Rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Find their vote: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll412.xml
Make sure you call the Rep’s D.C. office. Not sure what to say on the phone call? Some ideas:
Hello, I’m a constituent in [city name]. I just wanted to express my appreciate that the Rep. voted in favor of defunding the NSA’s domestic phone spying. It is an extremely important issue for me, and will be remembered during election time.
Hello, I’m a constituent in [city name]. I just wanted to express my shock that my Rep. voted against the defunding of the NSA’s domestic phone spying. It is an extremely important issue for me, and I want to make the Rep.’s office aware that the public is paying attention and that [his/her] re-election is contingent upon being willing to stand up for my rights.
It takes literally 60 seconds to find your Rep and the phone number to call, and another 60 seconds to make the call. I did it today on my lunch break and it took me longer to pay for my check than to make the phone calls. Please take the time!