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  • Caroline Herzenberg
    Friends- Where did your mother live when you were conceived? Are you circumcised? If the State Department has its way, certain passport applicants will be
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2011
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      Friends-

      Where did your mother live when you were conceived? Are you circumcised?
      If the State Department has its way, certain passport applicants will be
      forced to answer these intrusive questions and dozens more.

      Will you tell the State Department that they've gone too far? Just click
      here:

      http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/passports/?referring_akid=.360231.eQO_1M&source=mailto

      Here's Consumer Traveler's summary of their proposal:

      The proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth;
      lifetime employment history including employers’ and supervisors names,
      addresses, and telephone numbers; personal details of all siblings;
      mother’s address one year prior to your birth; any “religious ceremony”
      around the time of birth; and a variety of other information. According
      to the proposed form, “failure to provide the information requested may
      result in … the denial of your U.S. passport application.”

      Thankfully, the State Department is taking public comments on its
      proposal. Will you let them know that it's over the top and that they
      need to reform it? Just click here:

      http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/passports/?referring_akid=.360231.eQO_1M&source=mailto

      Thanks.


      - Carol
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