Two Montana bills would work together to stop the state from conducting mass, warrantless surveillance and help block some of the effects of federal spying programs. HB444 passed the Montana House 69-31. HB445 cleared the House 62-38.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support these bills.
1. Call each member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Strongly but respectfully urge each of them to take action to move the bills forward and vote YES on HB444 and HB445. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Sales, Scott (R) – Chair – (406) 579-7994
Fielder, Jennifer (R) – Vice chair – (406)444-4800
Sands, Diane (D) – Minority vice chair – (406)444-4800
Driscoll, Robyn (D) – (406) 272-2403
Hansen, Kristin (R) – (406) 262-7514
Hinkle, Jedediah (R) – (406) 585-0722
Kary, Doug (R) – (406) 698-1478
Larsen, Cliff (D) – (406) 544-6263
McNally, Mary (D) – (406) 671-1376
Moe, Mary Sheehy (D) – (406)444-4800
Swandal, Nels (R) – (406)444-4800
Vincent, Chas (R) – (406) 293-1575
2. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 2-3 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.
3. Spread the Word. Share this information widely by Facebook, Twitter, email and other social networks.
4. Report Back. Tell us how your actions went. Email [email protected]