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Northern Colorado ACLU Chapter Forum: The PATRIOT Act- Four More Years Of Unchecked Spying

In May 2011, the Congress passed and the President signed a four-year renewal of sections of the Patriot Act that included the controversial Section 215, which vastly expanded the unchecked surveillance power of the FBI.Although the ACLU, the American Library Association and other organizations called for increased oversight, these reform efforts were not successful.

At 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Northern Colorado chapter of the ACLU will feature a talk and discussion by Kathleen Hynes, Ph.D., of the speakers' bureau of ACLU of Colorado, on "The ACLU Continues to Challenge the Patriot Act: Four More Years of Unchecked Spying, Surveillance and Secrecy."

The talk will be held at The Coloradoan Community Room, 1300 Riverside Ave., in Fort Collins.

Hynes has spoken to a number of civic organizations and college classes on ACLU's continuing challenge to the Patriot Act and is well-versed on the issues involved.

We invite the public to come join in the discussion about the Patriot Act and the critical balance between national security and civil liberties.

Questions? Email Roy Bath, Chair of The ACLU Nothern Colorado Chapter

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