Tennessee Action Steps

SB2087/HB2087 would ban obtaining location information from an electronic device without a search warrant.

SB2087 03-25, Passed Senate Judiciary 6-0
04-07 – Passed senate, 28-2

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

1. Call your state rep. Strongly, but respectfully, urge him or her to vote YES on SB2087

Contact info here: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/

2. Share this information widely. Get this action alert out to all your friends and contacts – by email, social media and more.

3.  Write a letter to the editor Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for SB2087. Following strong legal principles, it’s essential that Tennessee no longer help the federal government spy on all of us. Passing SB2087 is an important first step towards making that happen.

9 Responses to “Tennessee Action Steps”

  1. I only got in contact with Sen. Mike Bell. Currently, he’s in favor of the bill but would like more time studying it and the issues.

  2. I emailed Senator Kelsey, as I assumed it was too late to call. I got an automated response back that said he cannot respond to people outside of his district.

    • Thanks for the note, Ryan! Be sure to follow up with a phone call. As chair of the committee, he’s making decisions which affect the entire state, not just his district. Be courteous, he knows the drill. His office should be flooded with polite phone calls requesting a hearing and YES vote.

  3. Called his office just a few moments ago. The gentleman that answered the phone said he was in session. I asked him if he knew whether or not Mr. Kelsey supported SB1849, and he said he didn’t know. He tried to give me the same response as the email, but I told him that Mr. Kelsey’s decisions affect the entire state. I asked the gentleman if he could try and get a response from Mr. Kelsey, and I would call back in a few days. He said he was sending him an email about the matter right now.

    Thank you for your help on what to say, and for bringing this matter to our attention!


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