Florida: Act Now to Help Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

Florida Senate Bill 92 (SB92)  known as the “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act” –  would prohibit any law enforcement agency from using unmanned drones to gather evidence or other information with the exception of countering a high risk of a terrorist attack. SB92 also prohibits the use of any evidence to be used in a court of law in violation of this law.

This legislation is sponsored by Senators Negron, Brandes, Evers, and Bradley and will be heard this Thursday (April 4) on the Senate Floor.  There is a likelihood that it will also get a vote from the full State Senate.  Your help is needed right now to support this bill!

ACTION ITEMS for Florida Senate Bill 92:

1. Contact your State Senator.  Strongly, but respectfully, let him or her know that you want them to vote YES on SB92.  AND, you don’t want the bill watered down with an amendment.  Let them know that you expect a YES vote on the bill, as-is.

State Senate Contact info here:
http://flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

2.  Contact your State Representative.  The companion bill, HB119, is also in need of your support.

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California NDAA Action Alert: 7 Easy Steps You can Take Right Now to Stop Indefinite Detention

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If passed into law, California Assembly Bill 351 (AB351), would nullify “indefinite detention” as purportedly authorized by the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Iraq War Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) or any other federal law which claims to authorize such unconstitutional federal powers.  AB351 has been assigned to the Public Safety Committee and will have a hearing AND vote on April 9th.

Your support is needed right now to help this bill move forward.  Please take all of the following steps to support AB351. (note, if you are the leader of a group- grassroots or other – there are special action steps that you can take in support as well, below)

ACTION ITEMS

1.  Contact the chair of the public safety committee.  Politely thank him for scheduling the hearing on AB351.  Encourage him to vote on principle, not party – with a YES on AB351.

Tom Ammiano, chair
Tel: (916) 319-2017
Fax: (916) 319-2117

CALL or FAX.  You can even call in the evenings and over the weekend.  Leave him a respectful message and ask for a call back so you can discuss this with the Assembly member of his staff.   If you live in the area, visit him in person.  Emails tend to get lost and hold very little impact.

2.  Contact the rest of the Public Safety Committee members.  Strongly, but respectfully, let them know that you want them to vote YES on AB351 to move it to a debate and vote in the full State Assembly.  Call in the evening and over the weekend too.  If you reach a voicemail, leave your message – and ask for a call back so you can speak to the legislator or their staff personally.

Melissa Melendez, vice-chair (916) 319-2067

Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (916) 319-2059
Holly J. Mitchell (916) 319-2054
Bill Quirk (916) 319-2020
Nancy Skinner (916) 319-2015
Marie Waldron (916) 319-2075

CALL or FAX.  You can even call in the evenings and over the weekend.  Leave each a respectful message and ask for a call back so you can discuss this with the Assembly member of his staff.   If you live in the area, visit them all in person.  Emails tend to get lost and hold very little impact.

3.  Attend the hearing.   A group of people from across the political spectrum filling the hearing room will have a VERY powerful impact.  You can sign up to testify in favor of AB351, and you’ll generally receive 2 minutes to let the committee know why they should vote YES on AB351.

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Maine: Act Now to Help Nullify NDAA “Indefinite Detention”

Maine LD1054, The Liberty Preservation Act to nullify NDAA indefinite detention, has been introduced and referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.  It will have a hearing and likely vote on Monday, April 8th.  Your action is needed right now to help move this important bill forward!

ACTION ITEMS

1.  Call all the members of the committee.  Thank each of them for considering LD1054.  And let them all know, strongly but politely, that you want to see a YES vote on LD1054.  Encourage them to vote on Principle, not party.

Contact info here:
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/committeeNotices/Members.aspx

2. Contact your state representative.  Encourage him or her to co-sponsor LD1054 and to support the bill as it goes through the process

contact info here:
http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/jt_com/crj.htm  

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Missouri Action Alert: Help Pass the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

Missouri First reports that, “With a party line 4 – 2 vote, the Missouri Senate General Laws Committee voted to send SB 325 on to the full senate for consideration.” However, there’s a lot of work to be done yet. For one,  the president pro tem, Sen. Tom Dempsey, must place it on the calendar promptly and then majority floor leader, Sen. Ron Richard, must carve out valuable time on the senate floor for debate.

PLEASE ACT NOW TO HELP MOVE SB325 FORWARD.  

1.  Call the following two senators and respectfully, but firmly, let them know you want to see SB325 get a vote – a YES vote – in the Senate

  • Call Sen. Tom Dempsey: (573) 751-1141
  • Call Sen. Ron Richard at: (573) 751-2173)

Call in the evenings or over the weekend.  If you reach a voicemail, leave your message in support of SB325 and ask for a return call as well.

2.  Contact your own state senator.  Be strong and respectful – and let them know that you want to see nothing less than a YES vote on SB325.

contact info here:
http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Leg_Lookup.aspx

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Texas: Help the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act Move Forward

Texas House Bill 928, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, had a hearing in the House Federalism committee, but has yet to be voted on.  This is an extremely important bill to help protect the right to keep and bear arms.  If any state should be passing this legislation, it should be Texas.

The Tenth Amendment Center requests your immediate help to encouraging the Committee to step up and pass this bill on.

ACTION ITEMS for Texas HB928

1. Contact your State representative.  Let him or her know that you’d like to see them co-sponsor HB928 and encourage the federalism committee to move the bill forward right away.

Contact information here:
http://www.house.state.tx.us/resources/frequently-asked-questions/#who_rep

2. Contact  the committee chair of Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility  Call and politely let Representative Creighton know that you’d a YES vote on HB928.

Brandon Creighton (512) 463-0726

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South Carolina: Keep the Pressure on to Nullify Obamacare!

The South Carolina Nullify Obamacare bill (H3101) is moving forward, and your help can keep it on this path!

This bill was on the verge of death, but your support helped it pass in the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitutional Law Subcommittee.  It will now require a vote in the full House Judiciary Committee, and while that action won’t be coming for 2-3 weeks, it’s important to start taking action in support right now.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Please contact the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.  Politely ask him to schedule a hearing on H3101 and urge him to vote YES on the bill.

Contact information here:
Representative Greg Delleney, Jr. (803) 734-3120

2. Contact all the other Members of the Judiciary Committee.  Strongly, but respectfully, let each of the committee members know that you want to see nothing less than a YES vote on H3101

Rick Quinn (803) 212-6897
Don Bowen (803) 734-3038
J. Derham Cole (803) 212-6790
Dan Hamilton (803) 212-6795
Ralph Kennedy (803) 212-6938
Joe McEachern (803) 212-6875
Elizabeth Munnerlyn (803) 212-6896

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Tennessee: Two Bills to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying Need Your Help

Tennessee has both Senate and House bill hearings to nullify warrantless drone spying. Currently Senate Bill 796 and House Bill 591 will be heard on April 2nd and April 3rd respectively. SB 796 is scheduled to have a hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee and HB591 has just passed out of subcommittee and is moving on up to the committee on Civil Justice. Your help is needed for the passage of these bills to stop drones in Tennessee.

Actions for Senate Bill 591:

1. Please Contact the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Bill 796 is having it’s first hearing. Encourage Senator Kelsey to vote YES on SB0796 to move it to a full debate in the Tennessee Senate.

Senator Kelsey: (615) 741-3036 or email: sen.brian.kelsey@capitol.tn.gov

2. Please Contact the rest of the members of the Judiciary Committee.  Strongly, but respectfully, let each of them know that you want them to vote YES on SB796

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Indiana: Act Now to Help Nullify NDAA Indefinite Detention

Indiana SB 400, The Liberty Preservation Act to nullify NDAA Indefinite detention, has passed the State Senate and has been referred to the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code. It will require a hearing and vote in that committee before the full State house can consider it for concurrence.

Please take the following steps to help move SB400 forward!

ACTION ITEMS

1. Contact the committee Chair.  Representative McMillin is the House Sponsor for SB400. Please thank him for supporting the bill and ask him that to schedule a hearing for SB400 soon.

Contact info:
Rep. McMillin

2. Contact other members on the committee.  Strongly, but respectfully, ask each of them to vote YES on SB400 when it comes up for a vote in the committee.

800-382-9842 for all of these members.  Email forms can be found through the links below.

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Montana Action Alert: Final Vote on NDAA Nullification This Week

Montana HB522, The Liberty Preservation Act to nullify NDAA indefinite detention, has passed the House 98-0 and the Senate Judiciary Committeee 12-0.  It now goes to the full Senate for concurrence. Your action is needed right now to help move this important bill forward!

This bill needs to get to the Governor’s desk, but must first pass the Senate. HB522 may seem on the fast track, but the Senate has often voted down bills that passed unanimously in the House.  Your help is needed right now to make sure your Senator knows what to do.

ACTION ITEMS

1.  Call your State Senator.  Strongly, but respectfully, urge them to vote YES on HB522

Contact info here:
http://leg.mt.gov/css/find%20a%20legislator.asp

2.  Encourage your local community to take action as well.  Present the Liberty Preservation Act to your city county, your town council, or your county commissioners.  Various local governments around the country are already passing similar resolutions and ordinances.  Local legislative action present a great way to strengthen a statewide campaign against NDAA indefinite detention

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Kansas Action Alert: Final Vote Coming on HB2199, 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

Kansas HB2199, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, is one of the strongest in the country to defend the right to keep and bear arms. House Bill 2199 has passed the State house, and now the Senate Committee on Federalism and State Affairs.  It is heading to the full Senate for a final vote to send it to the Governor’s desk.

The Tenth Amendment center urges your immediate action in support of HB2199.

1. Contact two key State Senators.  Our inside sources have told us that Senators Wagle and King may stop the passage of this bill because they think the law will be too strong.  Please contact them both and make sure they know the People of Kansas support HB2199 as passed by the House.   Strongly, but respectfully, urge them to vote YES on HB2199.

Senate President Wagle 785-296-2419 Susan.Wagle@senate.ks.gov
Senate Vice President King 785-296-7361 Jeff.King@senate.ks.gov

2. Contact your own State Senator. Strongly, but respectfully, let him or her know that you expect nothing less than a YES vote on HB2199.

http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/chamber/senate/roster/  

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