Get Active in Your State Today!

There are three ways in which states can make life difficult for federal warrantless spying programs.  Track the status of such legislation by clicking on states in the three maps below. If your state is NOT considering legislation, scroll down to find action steps you should take.

click here 1) Ban material support and resources for federal facilities.  This should be done in states whether they have active facilities or not. (learn more here)
click here 2) Ban the use of warrantless data in court.  Since the NSA shares such information with state and local law enforcement via SOD and Fusion centers, this would thwart some of the practical effect of the spying.  (learn more here)
click here 3) Ban obtaining cell phone tracking/location info without a warrant. The NSA is tracking millions of cell phone locations around the world. Since it shares information for use on a state and local level via SOD and fusion centers, banning the obtaining or use of such information on a state level can help mitigate the effects of federal spying.  
(learn more here)
click here 4) ALL OTHER STATES
*Legend: Blue = Bill introduced. Teal = Passed out of Committee. Orange = Passed one house. Green = Passed both houses. Red = Law.

 
1) Ban material support and resources for federal facilities.  This should be done in states whether they have active facilities or not. (learn more here)

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2) Ban the use of warrantless data in court.  Since the NSA shares such information with state and local law enforcement via SOD and Fusion centers, this would thwart some of the practical effect of the spying.  (learn more here)

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3) Ban obtaining cell phone tracking/location info without a warrant. The NSA is tracking millions of cell phone locations around the world. Since it shares information for use on a state and local level via SOD and fusion centers, banning the obtaining or use of such information on a state level can help mitigate the effects of federal spying.  (learn more here)

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4) ALL OTHER STATES

1. Download the Model Legislation and as your state rep and senator to introduce.

a) The 4th Amendment Protection Act, get it here (pdf).
b) Electronic Data Privacy Act, get it here (pdf)

(learn about our model legislation here)

2. Contact your state legislators: Both your state representative and senator needs to be contacted today. Strongly, but respectfully urge them to introduce the 4th Amendment Protection Act or the Electronic Data Privacy Act in your state. A phone call has far more impact than an email. And a personal visit has even more.

CONTACT INFO HERE: http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

3. Become a Leader: Get involved and help lead a campaign against the NSA in your state today. Contact us and let us know you’d like to get involved.

4. Join Us: Encourage your organization to join our coalition.

5. On Twitter? Retweet!

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46 thoughts on “Get Active in Your State Today!

  1. Please advise as to a chapter, or group nearby to my area zip code 32780-I do not use ANY of the social networks as it is a tool of
    the fascist government’s NSA “Prism” and several other illegally used programs-

  2. […] refuse cooperation with the NSA is now available for introduction in your state. The 4th AmendmentProtection Act would ban states like Utah from providing water, or Texas from providing electricity, to NSA data […]

  3. […] are four strategic points where states can take action to thwart the effect of NSA spying: provision of resources, […]

  4. […] Amendment Protection Act – first drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center and activists at the Offnow coalition, any state agencies, officials or corporations found to be “supporting or assisting […]

  5. […] Amendment Protection Act – first drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center and activists at the Offnow coalition, any state agencies, officials or corporations found to be “supporting or assisting the […]

  6. […] Amendment Protection Act – first drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center and activists at the Offnow coalition, any state agencies, officials or corporations found to be “supporting or assisting the […]

  7. Your “contact us” gets a “not properly installed” message on my computer. Also, I would like to forward the article on California’s actions to my State Senator (Diane Savino) and Assembly member (Michael Cusick).

  8. […] Amendment Protection Act – first drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center and activists at the Offnow coalition, any state agencies, officials or corporations found to be “supporting or assisting […]

  9. […] Amendment Protection Act – first drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center and activists at the Offnow coalition, any state agencies, officials or corporations found to be “supporting or assisting the […]

  10. Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
    Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood
    He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made.
    His trouble shall return upon his own head,
    And his violent dealing shall come down on his own [deceitful] crown.”

    Psalm 7:14-16

  11. Spoke of nullification and what was voted on last week in CA. Talked about offnow.org on KRXA Monterey this morning. You can find KRXA.com where they post past shows you can listen to. Maybe save for your archive. Hal played my song, Just Trust Us! (on youtube)

  12. Great! Keep pressing on! Can you get us a clip?

  13. […] civil liberties. In the, the OffNow Coalition has action steps Washington residents can take and a tool kit for those living in a state that hasn’t proposed similar legislation […]

  14. This is an appropriate idea , to my thinking of the constitiution and bill of rights. I HOPE IT GROWS.

  15. […] which currently has introduced its model legislation to withdraw state aid from the NSA in over 10 states, including Washington and Utah that each contain an NSA […]

  16. […] modeled on legislation drafted by the OffNow.org coalition, also are pending in Arizona, California, […]

  17. […] With numerous federal lawsuits, potential congressional reform, Snowden hiding out in Russia, and numerous states filing legislation to oppose the NSA, Utah’s leaders have offered nothing more than complicit silence on this […]

  18. Nullify is not good enough. NSA is composed of active, dedicated participants in anti-American efforts, including deliberately providing cover so such attacks as the 1993 bomb at the WTC, 9/11, Boston Marathon, USS Cole, Benghazi, Beirut Marine Barracks, Lockerbie, Tanzania embassy bomb, shoe bomb, Times Square car bomb, Mumbai mall massacre, and on and on were not stopped. Every person working or who has ever worked at NSA should be tried for treason, constitutional violations, and much else.

  19. It takes serious time, money and dedication to resist the most powerful spy agencies on earth. A simple “get em all” is not a realistic strategy.

  20. […] on model legislation drafted by the OffNow coalition, House Bill 732 (H732) would make it state policy to “refuse to provide material support for […]

  21. […] on model legislation drafted by the OffNow Coalition, SB1156 would ban the state from engaging in activities which help the NSA carry out their […]

  22. […] on model legislation drafted by the OffNow Coalition, SB1156 would ban the state from engaging in activities which help the NSA carry out their […]

  23. Texas needs to support The 4th Amendment to The US Constitution and to NULLIFY NSA!

  24. Have done my part and Made the calls… let see if we can get this passed here in California…

  25. It is truly incredible that this president has the “Chutzpah” to say about the NSA, “We just need to rebuild the people’s confidence
    in us THEN WE CAN PUT THEM BACK IN THE BOILING WATER AND CONTINUE THE DECIMATION OF OUR REPUBLIC AND IT’S CONSTITUTION – Apparently some 15-20 states don’t think so Mr. President

  26. […] Here is an action plan so you can help to nullify NSA spying in your state. […]

  27. […] better their chance of getting things done will be, so if you’re American and want to help, go here and contribute whatever you can. If you’re not American, go round one up and get them to do it. […]

  28. One thing is clear:
    the NSA only exists to protect BIG business’ interests, while using the excuse of terrorism… the story is getting old.

    As a European I have had enough of the US empire and a rotten US dollar the rest of the world pays for.

    With the power the NSA has they could be fighting a worthy cause like exposing paedophiles and the people evading taxes and hiding Trillions offshore…. but that is not in the interest of the ones hiding the money and enslaving children, who are the NSA’s sponsors…

  29. Ultimately the people will respond to a horrific misjudgement on part of the military parasites…….Once that occurs, The Ukraine will seem mild in my opinion..they will not leave any of the quislings alive…..I would expect that the “mouths” will be taken out first.

  30. I phoned Cox Communications to complain about their lobbying to oppose the Arizona legislation. Started by saying “I live in Sun City on Candlewood, and I just want to tell Cox Communications that I am very upset that you are lobbying my state senator to oppose the bill that would end collaboration with NSA’s anti-American agenda.” He hung up on me, which I have in the past found means they have been getting a lot of similar calls.

  31. What all those who care about this country, what must be done is :WE MUST DEPRIVE THE BEAST OF AS MUCH INCOME AS POSSIBLE, AND DENY THEM THE USE OF OUR CHILDREN FOR THE MILITARY: Stay off the Social programs, fold bank accounts, end Stock and bond market participation other than *options-Quit Commercial Flights. Conserve on purchases, and only buy “Made in America By Americans to Benefit America. The commercial *Opt- Out can cripple the beast ( and anyone else that gets in the way) Stockpile Food and Ammunition, Learn to Hand load. Do not waste ammo at the local range. Save the brass.
    Do not vote for anyone that does not support the US Constitution,( *This means both parties should go to hell in a handbag)

  32. […] you live outside of Utah, click HERE to find out how to fight the NSA’s unconstitutional spying in your […]

  33. […] you live outside of Utah, click HERE to find out how to fight the NSA’s unconstitutional spying in your […]

  34. […] ” The NSA’s decade of warrantless surveillance en masse assaults not only the rights of hundreds of millions of law-abiding Americans, and our democracy as a whole, but resembles Soviet-style spying — on meth, empowered and amplified by the past generation’s remarkable advances in computing technology, ” according to Shahid Buttar, the executive director of an allied activist group called the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, which combined with the Tenth Amendment Center to form an anti-NSA specific group called the OffNow coalition. […]

  35. […] Amendment Protection Act – first drafted by the Tenth Amendment Center and activists at the Offnow coalition, any state agencies, officials or corporations found to be “supporting or assisting the […]

  36. […] you live outside of Minnesota, click HERE to find out how to fight the NSA’s unconstitutional spying in your […]

  37. […] you live outside of Minnesota, click HERE to find out how to fight the NSA’s unconstitutional spying in your […]

  38. […] to data published by the privacy advocacy group, OffNow.org, lawmakers in 20 states battled over electronic privacy […]

  39. […] the 4th Amendment Protection Act is all about. It is truly our best chance at stopping Big Brother. Join our movement, and help us poke the NSA in its all-seeing eye before it is too […]

  40. […] whatever happened to the possibility of simply shutting off the water to the Center? A brilliant idea, to shoot an arrow into NSA’s Achilles […]

  41. It is really great to see ordinary Americans in extraordinary action against the unfair and corrupt tyranny of the NSA, FBI. CIA organisations, I salute you all.

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