Maine Bill Takes On NSA Spying with Transpartisan Support

AUGUSTA, Maine (March 2, 2015) – A bill filed in the Maine Senate late 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 states where a physical NSA facility is located, but would also have immediate practical effects on how surveillance is used in some situations.

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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 Bills Take on NSA Code-Breaking Facility, Ban Material Support or Resources

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2015) – On Wednesday, Tennessee legislators filed bills to directly take on NSA spying by withholding vital state resources and material support from any federal agency engaged in warrantless surveillance. Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) introduced SB782 in the Tennessee Senate and Rep. James Van Huss (R-Jonesborough) and Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough)…

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