Tag Archives: Jared Polis

Celebrating Constitution Day the advocacy way

Capitol at sunset

 “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 concerns of Americans about their privacy. S. 607 and H.R. 1852 would make it clear that the warrant standard of ... Read More »

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 (D-AZ), and Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2). H.R. 113, is the exact same WILL Act bill that was introduced in the ... Read More »

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 the 2008 FAA law that legalized the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program and more.  The American public, including our library ... Read More »