Tell Congress To Pass the PRESS Act Now
The Protect Reporters from Exploitive State Spying (PRESS) Act is a long overdue federal shield law that provides protections to journalists against government surveillance and forced disclosure of confidential sources.
Journalists shouldn’t be forced to choose between protecting their confidential sources or going to prison. But the reality is that both Democratic and Republican administrations have secretly subpoenaed reporters’ emails and phone records to hunt down their sources. That chills essential newsgathering and whistleblowing, and it needs to stop now.
The PRESS Act has an appropriately broad definition of journalism, protecting everyone practicing journalism, from small-time bloggers to the most famous news outlets.
The bill passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote on January 18. We need to send a strong message to the Senate that passing these protections must be an immediate priority.
Help us by sending a message to your Senators today, asking them to support the PRESS Act.
Your action is important and contributes to preserving a free, open internet.
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