To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia “Right to Try” Would Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on the Terminally-Ill

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 26, 2015) – Yesterday, the Virginia state Senate gave final approval to a bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. The vote was 39-0 and the bill now moves to Gov. McAuliffe’s desk for a signature.

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Illinois Bills Would Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

Two bills introduced in the Illinois state Senate would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state, and in doing so, would have a major impact on federal efforts to tap into state and local systems to track millions of drivers without warrant.

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Tennessee Action Alert: Help Stop NSA Spying, Support HB679 and SB782

Tennessee HB679 and SB782 would deny “material support or resources” to the NSA and all warrantless federal spying operations. HB679 must pass through the Civil Justice Subcommittee and SB782 must pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee before the bills can receive full votes in their respective chambers. Take the following action steps to support these important bills.

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Tennessee Action Alert: Help Stop Agenda 21, Support HB185 and SB459

Tennessee HB185 and SB459 would protect private property rights from United Nations’ Agenda 21 by prohibiting its implementation in the state. HB185 must pass through the State Government Subcommittee successfully, and SB459 must pass through the Senate Judiciary Committee before the bills can receive full votes in their respective chambers. Take the following steps to support these important bills.

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Alaska Ballot Measure 2 Becomes Effective Today: On the Road to Nullifying Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Today, Alaska joined Washington State, Colorado and Oregon in taking steps to nullify in practice the decades-long unconstitutional federal prohibition on marijuana.

Ballot Measure 2, which was approved by Alaska voters in Nov. 2014 by a 53-47 margin, went into effect today, legalizing marijuana for the general public, and the first step to effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.

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Texas Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Gun Control, HB413 and HB422

House Bill 422 (HB422) would require that the state of Texas refuse to enforce almost all federal gun control measures enacted at anytime – past, present or future. House Bill 413 (HB413) declares all federal restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms to be “invalid” and “not enforceable” within the state of Texas.

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West Virginia Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Gun Control, Support HB2651

West Virginia HB2651 would ban state-level enforcement of virtually all federal gun control measures, and important step towards fully blocking them within the state. The bill must pass through the House Judiciary Committee successfully before it can receive a full vote in the state house. Take the following steps to support this important bill.

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