Last week, we had a victory in the battle to protect our privacy rights from Big Brother. House Joint Resolution N, a measure that would allow voters to add protections for their electronic data and communications into the state constitution, passed unanimously in the House Criminal Justice Committee, 6-0.
Rep. Jim Runestad (R-White Lake) spoke out about the successful vote for his resolution afterward:
Although we won this round, the battle is not even close to being over. This measure, because it is a proposed constitutional amendment rather than a regular bill, must pass with a super-majority of TWO THIRDS to move through the state House and the state Senate successfully.
That means we must spring into action yet again, and make sure our House Reps understand that they MUST make the right decision and approve House Joint Resolution N.
1. Call your State House Representative.
Urge them to honor the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution by co-sponsoring and supporting House Joint Resolution N! You can find their contact information HERE.
2. Call your State Senator
Urge them to honor the oath that they took to support and defend the Constitution by supporting House Joint Resolution N! The state Senate will need to approve it after the state House does. Make sure your senator is aware of this measure, and its importance. You can find their contact information HERE.
3. Urge others to do the same.
Forward this blog post to all your friends and family. Post it all over social media. Urge people to take these simple action steps. Let them know that their privacy rights are at stake, and they must act fast or the 4th Amendment may be lost forever!
For more information on House Joint Resolution N, check out a more in-depth blog post on the legislation. We actually have a measure gaining traction that would protect our rights in Lansing. Now the onus is upon us. We have to get behind HJRN and do the work to make sure it achieves success. Otherwise, Big Brother’s tentacles will continue to expand further into our day-to-day lives.
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