*DO OR DIE VOTE SCHEDULED FOR HB679 - ACTION NEEDED TODAY!
1. CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE CIVIL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE
Strongly, but respectfully urge them to vote yes on HB679. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email, so make sure to take a few minutes to call.
Rep. Jim Coley (Chair) - (615) 741-8201
Rep. Bill Beck - (615) 741-3229
Rep. Mike Carter - (615) 741-3025
Rep. Sherry Jones - (615) 741-2035
Rep. John Lundberg - (615) 741-7623
Rep. Leigh Wilburn - (615) 741-6890
2. CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Strongly, but respectfully urge committee chair Brian Kelsey to schedule a hearing for SB782. Urge other committee members to support and co-sponsor SB782. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email, so make sure to take a few minutes to call.
Sen. Brian Kelsey (Chair) - (615) 741-3036
Sen. Doug Overbey (1st Vice Chair) - (615) 741-0981
Sen. Janice Bowling (2nd Vice Chair) - (615) -741-6694
Sen. Mike Bell - (615) 741-1946
Sen. Todd Gardenhire - (615) 741-6682
Sen. Lee Harris - (615) 741-1767
Sen. Sara Kyle - (615) 741-4167
Sen. Kerry Roberts - (615) 741-4499
Sen. John Stevens - (615) 741-4576
3. CALL BACK – ANY NO OR UNDECIDED
– in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.
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Tennessee is home to an important research and code-breaking physical NSA facility - giving the 4th Amendment Protection Act even more immediate impact should it pass. For 2015, HB679 and SB782 would block state-level “material support or resources” to the NSA and other federal agencies involved in unconstitutional spying. Take the following action steps to support these important bills.
In 2013 legislation was enacted to require law enforcement to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal investigation. Strong grassroots pressure can build on the effort to move things forward.