S. 3515, the Protect America's Privacy Act, wouldn't repeal the big telecom immunity granted by the FISA Amendments Act, nor would it attack very many PATRIOT Act and/or National Security Letter abuses, but it would prevent our government from using any information it's pre-emptively collected after a FISA court disapproves of its collection, and it would prevent our government from actually accessing any of the information it collects without getting a warrant. That's admittedly far from the end of our work, but it's an OK start. CREDO helps you tell your Senators to support the Protect America's Privacy Act. You may want to call Sen. Reid's office, too, and inform him of your will, since he seemed to want to move Heaven and Earth just to pass the FISA Amendments Act in the first place.
Meanwhile, Change.org helps you tell the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation. Why? Well, FINR has been the target of almost 500 abuse allegations since 2005, describing patients assaulted by staff, patients killed by staff, and patients humiliated by staff, like the patient daily forced to sand down wooded alphabet blocks that staff promptly threw away. Congress even found that at FINR's former parent corporation, New Medico Inc., staff would prolong patient stays so that the corporation could continue to make money! But, sadly, that was the 1992 Congress, and FINR has operated as a for-profit neurological rehab center specializing in "challenging" cases since then. You can go ahead and read "challenging" as "profitable."