Michigan HB5248 would restrict the use of automated license plate readers (ALPR) by law enforcement in the state and help block a national license plate tracking program. The bill must pass the House Criminal Justice Committee to move forward.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.
1. Call the House Criminal Justice Committee Chair, Kurt Heise. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB5248.
Michael Webber (R) Vice Chair 517-373-1773
Vanessa Guerra (D) Vice Chair (517) 373-0152
Martin Howrylak (R) 517-373-1783
Chris Afendoulis (R) (517) 373-0218
Pete Lucido (R) 517-373-0843 (thank him for cosponsoring this bill!)
Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) (517) 373-2646
Stephanie Chang (D) (517) 373-0823
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 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.
4. Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.