Action Alert: Nullify the TSA in the State of Texas

Texas HB80, David Simpson’s Travel Freedom Act, would nullify unconstitutional TSA overreach in Texas.  It had a public hearing in the State Affairs Committee on 04/10/2013.  This bill will soon be up for a vote. Your help through phone calls and emails will move it on towards the full state house.

HB80 may have 45 co-sponsors but this bill has not moved fast through the legislative process. Please contact committee members to get this bill scheduled for a vote.

1. Contact the Committee Chairman. Thank him for the hearing and politely urge him to schedule a vote – and to vote YES on HB80.

Byron Cook (512) 463-0730

2. Contact all the other Committee members. Strongly, but respectfully, let each know that you want nothing less than a YES vote on HB80.

Helen Giddings (512) 463-0953
Tom Craddick (512) 463-0500
Jessica Farrar (512) 463-0620
John Frullo (512) 463-0676 

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Minnesota: Help Stop Drone Spying Now

In Minnesota, both houses have bills introduced that would nullify warrantless drone spying in the state of Minnesota. Both SF485 and HF612 have been sitting in committee since February. These bills need your help to move forward or they will die in committee.

Please contact the chairman of each of the committees and politely request that they schedule this bill for a vote. Also contact all the other committee members and strongly, but respectfully request vote YES on the specific bill.

Action Items for SF485.

1. Contact the Chairman of the Judicial Committee

Ron Latz 651-297-8065

2. Contact the members of the Judiciary Committee

Barb Goodwin 651-296-4334
Warren Limmer 651-296-2159 sen.warren.limmer@senate.mn
Richard Chohen 651-296-5931

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Alabama Action Alert: Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

Alabama SB317, the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act, passed the State Senate judiciary committee unanimously, 8-0.  It will soon have a third reading and final vote in the state senate and needs your help to move forward!

This bill is currently the strongest anti-drone spying bill in the country, and your calls today can move it out of the Senate and on to the state house.

ACTION ITEMS

1. Contact your State Senator.  Strongly, but respectfully, urge a YES vote on SB317

contact info here:
http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/zipsearch.html

2. Share this information widely.  Please pass this along to your friends and family.  Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state.  Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.

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Michigan: Act Now to Help Nullify NDAA Indefinite Detention

Michigan HB4138, a bill that seeks to nullify NDAA indefinite detention in the state, has passed out of committee unanimously and will head to the State house floor very soon.  The companion bill, SB94, already passed in the senate, and your help is needed to keep the momentum going!

This is the final push in the House, so please take action today!

ACTION ITEMS

1. Contact your State Representative.  Strongly but respectfully, urge him or her to vote YES on HB4138 and oppose federally sanctioned kidnapping in Michigan.

http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/

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

Model legislation here:
http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/ndaa   

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Maine Industrial Hemp: Act Now to Nullify the Unconstitutional Federal Ban

Maine LD 525 is an Act to Promote Industrial Hemp. It recently passed out the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry by a vote of 9-1.  It will soon head to the full house for a debate and vote.

Under current Maine law, hemp is legal for certain purposes, though the law mandates that an individual can’t receive a license to grow until federal law changes – this measure would remove that requirement, and would allow farmers in the state to begin cultivating hemp this year.

Your help is needed right now to move this legislation forward!

1. Contact your STATE representative.  Strongly, but respectfully, let them know that you want a YES vote on LD525.  This bill is important for Maine farmers, it’s important for jobs, and it’s important for the economy.

Contact info here:
http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/townlist.htm

2. Share this information widely.  Please pass this along to your friends and family.  Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state.  Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.

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