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Celebrating Constitution Day the advocacy way

 “Dear Congressional Leaders – We write to urge you to bring to the floor S. 607 and H.R. 1852, the bipartisan Leahy-Lee and Yoder-Polis bills updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Updating ECPA would respond to the deeply held

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WILL Act Reintroduced in House

Last week, Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) reintroduced H.R. 113, the Workforce Investment through Local Libraries (WILL) Act for the new 113th Congress.  This legislation proposes including libraries in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and is co-sponsored by Rep. Raul Grijalva

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Oppose H.R. 5949, the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2012

Update: The House approved HR 5949, 301-118 on Sep 12, 2012. BACKGROUND: It’s déjà vu all over again:  Watch what you say and do on your phones, emails and other communications because, once again, the House of Representatives appears ready to reauthorize

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