Utah Action Steps

In March 2014, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed an important bill to protect the 4th Amendment. HB128 bans the use of warrantless data in state court, and prohibits law enforcement from obtaining location information of cellphones without a warrant. (learn more here)

In February, Utah State Rep. Marc Roberts introduced the 4th Amendment Protection Act to ban the state of Utah from providing material support to the NSA, among other things. (read about it here) (report in The Guardian here)

That bill was referred by committee to “interim study” – where public hearings will be held to discuss the issue in more detail before the legislature has an opportunity to take it up again in early 2015.

Utah residents, take the following steps to support this legislation!

1. Call your state rep. Strongly, but respectfully urge him or her to support the 4th amendment protection Act for 2015. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp

2. Call your state senator. Strongly, but respectfully urge him or her to support the 4th amendment protection Act for 2015. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp

3. Sign and share the petition! With thousands of voices, we will be heard!

Here – https://www.change.org/petitions/utah-turn-the-water-off-introduce-the-4th-amendment-protection-act-in-utah-to-stop-nsa-spying

4. Check back at this page in May. Once a committee schedule is assigned for the 4th Amendment Protection Act, we’ll have more steps to take, attending public hearing(s)

5. On Twitter? Retweet

6. Write a letter to the editor Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for the Utah 4th Amendment Protection Act. Following strong legal principles, it’s essential that Utan no longer help the federal government spy on all of us. Passing this legislation will make that happen.

11 Responses to “Utah Action Steps”

  1. Andrew Maqggard February 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm Reply

    Every action results in an equal and opposite reaction. Let us hope that the equal and opposite reaction by the people of Utah will be recognized.

  2. The NSA does not need to use massive amounts of water to refrigerate their computer equipment. Why are they not using a water tower system and recirculating the water, or even an air cooled system? Using 1.7 million gallons of water a day is totally unnecessary. But what would I know – 32 years as a commercial master refrigeration mechanic. Just finished the Granite school district food facility and the Utah food bank.

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