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January 22nd, 2008

THE REAL ID ACT: REAL SCARY.

by You the Reader

Thanks to the New York Civil Liberties Union for keeping us informed.

If you thought the Patriot Act and warrantless wiretapping were bad, wait until you hear what the Bush Administration has up its sleeve next.

Passed by Congress in 2005 with no meaningful debate, the Real ID Act attempts to create America’s first-ever national ID card system.

Under the Bush Administration’s vision, a Real ID card will become an internal passport for Americans and part of everyday life–a way to keep track of your movements, your activities and your lifestyle.

Please join us on Thursday, January 24th, to learn more about this controversial law and what you can do to stop it.

Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
New York, NY 10023
Free Admission

Across the nation, Americans are coming together to oppose the Real ID Act as an unwarranted assault on our freedom. Creating a rare bipartisan movement, 17 states have already passed legislation in opposition to the Act.

Unfortunately, on Oct. 27, 2007, Governor Spitzer announced that New York would submit to President Bush’s plan to create a national ID card.

We need your help to call on Governor Spitzer to abandon the Real ID Act!

Join us next week for this important forum, where you will hear from national and local experts on what a national ID card system will mean for America.

Participants include:

State Senator Eric Schneiderman, (D-Upper West Side)
Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Valerie Lucznikowska, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Donna Lieberman, Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

For more information, please click here.

(c) New York Civil Liberties Union | 125 Broad Street | New York, NY 10004

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