FW: Action Alert - National ID Cards
- This just in via another e-group... I hope we all start screaming about
this one ASAP! [I expect better odds of heading it off in the Senate, so I
expect to be contacting Liddy & Dick tomorrow.]
Jeff Palmer - jap@...
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Subject: URGENT Action Alert - National ID Cards
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 11:58:04 -0500
PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED FRIENDS
House to vote on HR 418 on Wednesday. That's tomorrow!
HR 418 would take the next step toward establishing a national
identification card, controlled by the Feds.
This is the undone part of the Intelligence Consolidation Bill we fought
just a couple of months ago, sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's (R-WI).
Here's how the American Policy Center described this dangerous bill:
* H.R. 418 would require the linking of all state
driver's license databases -- thereby creating one
massive database harnessing the private details of
every U.S. citizen. It also would force all states
to subscribe to the "Driver's License Agreement,"
which would make the contents of this database
available to bureaucrats in Canada and Mexico.
* H.R. 418 would require all state driver's licenses
to have a common machine-readable technology,
including a digital photo of the card holder.
* The database may grow to contain far more than
simply information relevant to driving. H.R. 418
gives the Secretary of Homeland Security the
unprecedented power to dictate what data states
collect for license holders. This could include
virtually anything, including fingerprints
and/or eye retina scans known as "eye-prints."
Please go to www.DownsizeDC.org and click on the link to the top campaign on
the page titled, "House to
Vote on National ID Card." Send your Representative a message to vote NO on
HR 418. Please act now. Time is short.
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Thank you for your prompt action.
P.S. Because time is short and pressure must be intense, there are
additional actions you can take. These suggestions are also courtesy of the
American Policy Center.
1. Call your Representative and tell him to vote NO
on H.R. 418. Simply dial the Capitol Hill
Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and ask for your
Representative by name.
2. Call House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and tell him
to vote NO on H.R. 418 and to use his clout to
get his colleagues to vote NO as well. Rep.
DeLay's phone number is (202) 225-5951 or
(202) 225-4000. His FAX number is (202) 225-5117.
3. Call House Speaker Dennis Hastert and tell him to
vote NO on H.R. 418 and to encourage his
colleagues to do the same. Speaker Hastert's
phone number is (202) 225-2976 or (202) 225-0600.
His Speaker's office FAX number is
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