Urgent California Action Alert: Protect Privacy, Stop NSA

On Tuesday, April 29 the Golden State would be on the verge of revolt against Washington, D.C.’s self-proclaimed right to carry out secret, mass surveillance with state resources. Two bills, SB828 andAB2468 are set up for their first committee hearings, Senate Public Safety and Assembly Judiciary Committee respectively, but the votes are anything but secured for liberty and privacy.

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Missouri 2nd Amendment Preservation Act Update

by Ron Calzone, Missouri First I SHOULD be reporting to you the final passage of the Second Amendment Preservation Act. I SHOULD be telling you that both the House and Senate have done their part and that the bill is on the Governor’s desk, beginning the 15 day window for him to either veto or…

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Florida Medical Marijuana: Right for the Constitution

On Nov. 4, Floridians will go to the polls and vote on a state constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for medical use in the Sunshine State.

Regardless of whether you think marijuana makes for good medicine, proper constitutional order demands a “yes” vote on Amendment 2.

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Missouri Bill to Protect Electronic Data Passes House Committee

A Missouri state constitutional amendment proposal is moving through the process, now just steps away from a vote of the people this fall.

Introduced by Sen. Rob Schaaf, Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) was passed through the House Downsizing State Government Committee late last week. It had previously passed in the senate by a 31-1 margin. The bill will now go to the House Rules Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before a full vote can be taken in the house.

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Pennsylvania Action Alert: Support HB2158 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Spying

HB2158, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Pennsylvania, was introduced on Apr. 7 by Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-99). It was promptly referred to the Judiciary Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before it can be voted upon by the whole house.

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Missouri house committee votes to nullify federal hemp ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. – April 24, 2014. Yesterday, a Missouri house committee gave approval to a bill which would authorize the growing and production of industrial hemp within the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban on the same.

Introduced by Rep. Mike Colona and cosponsored by Reps. Galen Higdon and Paul Curtman, House Bill 2054 (HB2054) passed by a vote of 16-1 in the house committee on economic development.

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