Missouri Action Steps

Two bills have been introduced in the Missouri legislature in 2014 to push back against warrantless mass surveillance. SJR27 is a proposal to amendment the state constitution, banning the use of such information in state courts. HB1388 bans obtaining location information of an electronic device without warrant.

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED NOW. It doesn’t matter where in Missouri you live, take these actions today.

SJR27 STATUS – 02-10-14, Passed out of committee and sent to the Senate floor.
The senate will have 2 votes on this bill. First, with debate for “perfection.” The 2nd will be a final vote to send it to the house.
04-03-14 – Passed Senate
04-17 – Passed House committee

HB1388 STATUS – 03-13-14 – Passed House, 134-13

1. Call your state senator. Strongly, but respectfully let them know that you’d like to see a YES vote on HB1388. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why.  If they remain undecided, let them know you’ll call back soon to follow up.

A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

Find your state senator HERE:  http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/default.aspx

2. Call your state rep. Strongly, but respectfully let them know that you’d like to see a YES vote on SJR27. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why.  If they remain undecided, let them know you’ll call back soon to follow up.

A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

Find your state rep HERE:  http://www.house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx

3.   Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 2-3 days.   Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be.   Email us at info@offnow.org with any information you get.

4.  on Twitter?  Retweet

5.  Write a letter to the editor Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for SJR27 and HB1388. Following strong legal principles, it’s essential that Missouri no longer help the federal government spy on all of us. Passing SJR27 and HB1388 is the first step towards making that happen.

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