Washington HB1639 would place strong restrictions on government use of drones, a powerful step towards stopping such surveillance in the state. HB1639 was passed by the House on Mar. 4 with a 73-25 vote and the Senate on 04-15 with a 43-4 vote.
With minor technical amendments, the bill goes back to the state House for concurrence.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support this bill.
1. Call your state Representative. Strongly, but respectfully urge him or her to vote YES on HB1639
Find your legislator here: http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/
2. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 1-2 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.