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CISPA Passes in House

On Friday, the House passed HR 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite many concerns about privacy issues and a warning from White House advisors that they would recommend that the President veto the bill. (See the earlier Legislative Panel blog post and Capwiz Action Alert for more information on concerns.) In Maryland, the vote was split. Ruppersberger (a co-sponsor of the bill), Harris and Hoyer voted for the bill, while Cummings, Delaney, Edwards, Sarbanes and Van Hollen voted against. The bill has now moved to the Senate.

Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators to express concerns with the bill. Please take a moment to thank those who voted against the bill. You can use Capwiz to send a thank you message.

Action Alert! Write Your Rep to Vote No on CISPA

There is a dangerous cybersecurity bill coming up for a vote this week in the House of Representatives. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA, HR 624) overrides previous bills to obliterate your online privacy. This bill allows companies to share your personal information with the federal government and allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to collect your internet records. This is an ability that they do not need and that will not protect our nation’s critical infrastructure from a cyber-attack.

Please take the time to urge your representative to protect our online rights and vote “NO” on CISPA.

Use the Capwiz Action Alert to send your representative a letter opposing CISPA. A pre-written letter is provided that you can personalize to increase the impact.

Note: When contacting Congressman Ruppersberger, please be aware that he is a co-sponsor of this bill. It would be good to acknowledge this, and then share your concerns.

Many thanks for any advocacy you can provide!

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