[Libs-Or] Fwd: [alacro-l] TIME SENSITIVE: Action Request to Support "Save Crypto" Issue Campaign
bvss at pdx.edu
Wed Oct 21 09:31:16 PDT 2015
Suzanne L. Sager
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From: Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 9:01 AM
Subject: [alacro-l] TIME SENSITIVE: Action Request to Support "Save Crypto"
To: "alacro-l at lists.ala.org" <alacro-l at lists.ala.org>
Good morning, folks, and my apologies for intruding on your Wednesday and
any cross-posting duplication in your Inboxes.
Every now and then, infrequently, a Washington-related matter comes along
where ALA can have a real and lasting impact by taking an “all hands on
deck” approach. This is one of those times. Specifically, ALA is a
partner in a large nationwide coalition effort (www.savecrypto.org) to
obtain 100,000 signatures in 30 days on an official White House "We the
People" petition. We are asking the President to firmly oppose requiring
device makers and encryption designers to weaken their privacy protections
to allow the NSA and others a "back door" into all of our communications.
He is close to making that declaration, and we hope this drive will convince
him to do so.
Please take a moment to sign the petition, retweet the message on twitter
(linked below), and encourage anyone and everyone you can efficiently reach
to sign and retweet too. We have 9 days and just under 15,000 signatures
to go to reach that critical 100,000 mark, which – by the terms of the We
the People project – will **guarantee** a substantive White House reply.
This one’s worth a real push.
Thanks for your help! Here's the link to the Tweet on ALA’s main Twitter
Adam Eisgrau, Managing Director
American Library Association
Office of Government Relations
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Suzanne L. Sager
Oregon ALA Representative
Portland State University Library
PO Box 1151
Portland, OR 97207-1151
email: sagers at pdx.edu
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