“We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.” – nbc news
Wait a minute…what?
#1 – Support the DETER Act: Defend Our Elections from Foreign Interference
With the 2018 midterm elections only 9 months away, it is urgent that stronger security measures are put in place to protect the integrity of our elections from foreign interference. The DETER Act (Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act) (S. 2313/ HR 4884) will require monitoring, reporting, and imposing of severe penalties and sanctions on foreign governments that engage in actions interfering in our elections.
Action: Call your rep. (HR 4884) and both senators (S. 2313). How-to-call information at bottom.
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask that Rep./Sen. [___] co-sponsor the bipartisan DETER Act (HR 4884,S. 2313).
- Bi-partisans senators move to deter future election interference (theHill)
- Russians penetrated US voter systems, says top US officials (nbc news)
#2 – Going old-school – remove the paperless voting machines
Continue reading “Wednesday 2/14 – Protect Elections and the ADA.”
“We see this as part of a larger process of high-tech surveillance of immigrants and more and more people being subjected to social media screening,” Schwartz told BuzzFeed News. “There’s a growing trend at the Department of Homeland Security to be snooping on the social media of immigrants and foreigners and we think it’s an invasion of privacy and deters freedom of speech.” (Adam Schwartz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation)
This would also affect all US citizens who communicate with immigrants, Schwartz said, who could self-censor out of fear that information they exchange with someone overseas could be misconstrued and used against them.
Action you can take: Click here to link to the Federal Register to register a comment before the Oct. 18th deadline.
More Info: Continue reading “US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th. Just say “NO”!”