California Action Alert: Help Protect Terminally-Ill From FDA Restrictions, AB159 and SB149

California AB159 and SB149 would effectively nullify some FDA restrictions on terminally ill patients. AB159 must pass through the Assembly Health Committee successfully, and SB149 must pass through the Senate Rules Committee successfully 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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Virginia Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Surveillance, Support HB2125

Virginia HB2125 would put restrictions on the government use of drones. The bill was passed unanimously in the state house on Feb. 10. It must now pass through the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice successfully before it can receive a full vote in the state senate and be sent to Gov. McAuliffe’s desk to be signed into law.

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Montana Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Gun Control, Support HB203

Montana HB203 was introduced to stop state-level participation with virtually all federal gun control measures. It was passed in the state house by a 58-42 vote on Feb. 9. It must now pass successfully through the Senate Judiciary Committee before it can receive a full vote in the state senate. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS…

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Virginia Action Alert: Help Stop NDAA Indefinite Detention, Support HB2144

Virginia House Bill 2144 (HB2144) expands on the state’s current anti-indefinite detention law by setting the stage for ending some state-federal partnerships. (read about the bill here). It passed successfully through the state house on Feb. 10 by a 96-4 vote. The bill now must pass successfully through the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice before it can receive a full vote in the state senate. Follow the action steps below to support this important bill.

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Arizona Senate Committee Passes Measure to Effectively Nullify New EPA Rules over Intrastate Waters

PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2015 – Today, an Arizona state Senate Committee approved a measure that would require the state to block any EPA agency regulations over “nonnavigable intrastate waters or waterways.” The vote was 5-1. Introduced by Sen. Steve Pierce (R-Prescott), Senate Concurrent Resolution 1015 (SCR1015) directly challenges and would effectively nullify new rules over…

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Vermont Legislation Goes Head-to-Head with NSA Spying

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb 16, 2015) – A bill filed in the Vermont House last week represents a transpartisan effort taking on the surveillance state. The legislation would not only support efforts to turn off NSA’s water in Utah, but would have practical effects on federal surveillance programs if passed.

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Fox Business: States Rebel Against Federal Government

On an episode of his Cavuto on Business show on the Fox Business Network last week, Neil Cavuto spoke with former governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Cavuto noted, as was sent to the media in a recent Tenth Amendment Center press release, that states are considering over 200 bills to push back against federal power. He asked Johnson why so many states are rebelling against the federal government and why that number has increased so dramatically in recent years.

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