To the Governor: Louisiana Passes Bill to Expand Right to Try Act, Further Reject Some FDA Restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 31, 2017) – Today, the Louisiana Senate gave final approval to a bill that would expand the state’s Right to Try law to include technology designed to help ALS patients with mobility. If signed by the governor, the legislation will set the foundation to nullify in practice an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that currently denies these patients’ access to this specific technology.

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California Senate Passes Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 31, 2017) –  Today, the California Senate passed a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Card Game Teaches About Federal Waste and Abuse

If a vote was held in your town or city to build a single bus stop that cost $1,000,000 – do you think you or your neighbors would oppose it? If you found out your county had spent $80,000 torturing lab mice until they developed speech impediments, would you be writing angry letters to your local newspaper demanding answers? Do you think there would be a massive effort to stop the waste?

Of course!

That is the beauty of local government – you have a voice that simply can’t be ignored.

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