Michigan HB5636 would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Michigan, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state. (learn more here) The bill must pass the House Judiciary Committee to move forward.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.
1. Call the House Judiciary Committee Chair, Klint Kesto. 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 bills forward and vote YES on HB5636.
Pete Lucido Vice Chair (R) 517-373-0843 *bill sponsor*
Kurt Heise (R) 517-373-3816
Joel Johnson (R) 517-373-8962
Martin Howrylak (R) 517-373-1783
Triston Cole (R) 517-373-0829
Jim Runestad (R) 517-373-2616
Jeff Irwin (D) (517) 373-2577
Rose Mary Robinson (D) (517) 373-1008
Stephanie Chang (D) (517) 373-0823
Vanessa Guerra (D) (517) 373-0152
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.