Texas Action Alert: No Resources for NSA Spying, Support HB3916

Texas is home to a massive physical NSA facility that relies on the independent Texas power grid to operate. That power is provided by the country’s largest public utility, and Texas can turn it off by passing HB3916. (learn more here) It has been referred to the House State Affairs Committee.

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Recent Media Coverage for TAC

It’s good to see some other websites – mainstream and not – covering our work.  Here’s a few recent examples: -Washington Post linked to Mike Maharrey’s report on New Jersey being the first step to address federal militarization of police. So did The New American. Personal Liberty Digest ran my column – a status report…

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Tennessee Bill to Take on Federal Gun Control Passes House Subcommittee, 4-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 25, 2015) – While many gun rights activists focus their resources on federal court cases to stop states from enacting gun control measures, a bill passed by an important Tennessee state House subcommittee today flips things around by using the state to address federal gun control.

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South Carolina Bill Would Put Hemp Program Into Full Effect, Nullify Federal Ban in Practice

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Mar. 25, 2015) – In 2014, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed S.839 into law, authorizing the growing and production of industrial hemp within the state. Last week, a bill was filed in the state Senate to put this new law into practical effect and nullify the federal ban on the same, in practice.

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Nine and Counting: Indiana and Utah Right to Try Acts Signed into Law, Effectively Nullifies Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill

March 25, 2015 – Yesterday, Governors in Utah and Indiana signed bills known as the “Right to Try Act.” The new laws effectively nullify in practice some FDA restrictions which prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments. on terminally-ill patients. They join seven other states that have already done the same. Indiana House Bill 1065 (HB1065), introduced…

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Connecticut Bill to Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Passes Committee, 25-0

HARTFORD, Conn. (Mar. 25, 2015) A Connecticut bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing treatments was recently passed unanimously through a state House committee. The vote was unanimous, 25-0, with three abstentions.

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Nevada Assembly Bill Would Help Stop Federal Militarization of Local Police

A bill introduced in the Nevada state Assembly last week would prohibit state and local officials from owning or using certain military equipment, whether provided through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program or other grants, and would also indirectly thwart federal efforts to enforce unconstitutional laws.

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