With a 99-0 Vote, Virginia House Passes Right to Try, Protecting Terminally-Ill, Effectively Nullifying Some FDA Restrictions

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb 25, 2015) – By a 99-0 vote yesterday, the Virginia state House passed a bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. If the Senate concurs, the bill will move to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

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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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North Dakota Houses Passes Bill to Stop Warrantless Drone Spying 74-19

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 24, 2015) – The North Dakota House overwhelmingly  passed a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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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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Bills to Stop Mass Drone Surveillance Pass Both Houses in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 24, 2015) The Virginia House joined the Senate today and unanimously passed a bill that would permanently restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If ultimately signed into law, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also thwart the federal surveillance state.

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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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