Action Alert: Help Stop License Plate Tracking in New York, Support A5233

New York A05233 would set strict limits on automatic license plate readers (ALPR), creating roadblocks for the continuation of a national license plate tracking program that relies on such data from the states. It has been referred to the Assembly’s Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection where it needs to pass by a majority vote to move forward.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia Bill Bans Warrantless Drone Surveillance

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 26, 2015) A Virginia bill to permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement is on its way to the Governor’s desk for a signature. If signed into law, it would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Maryland Action Alert: Help Legalize Industrial Hemp, Nullify Federal Prohibition – Pass HB803

Maryland HB803 would authorize the farming, production, and commerce of industrial hemp, effectively nullifying the long-standing federal prohibition on the same. It has been referred to the Committee on House Environment and Transportation, and a hearing has been scheduled. This bill needs your help to move forward. Attend the hearing and call committee members voicing your support for HB803.

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Colorado Continues the Fight for Water Rights Against Federal Power

Colorado residents have been trying to find a remedy from the National Forestry Service’s grab over water rights since 2011. Senator Jerry Sonnenberg has been introducing legislation to combat the feds over this very thing since 2013, and has continued his fight for water rights against eminent domain since 2007. His latest bill, SB064, continues the fight against the federal government’s complete disregard to property rights protected by the state Constitution.

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