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Received this e-mail today from Senator Mark Begich (D. AK):
I understand that the government needs the right tools to keep us safe and secure. But I also believe there is a way to accomplish that goal while protecting Alaskans’ right to privacy.

Right now, there is a program in place called “REAL ID.” It places federal requirements on what information must be included on state-issued ID; forces states to establish databases of personal information and driving records; and limits access to federal facilities and airplane travel for people with IDs that don’t fit the bill.

This program doesn’t do nearly enough to protect the privacy of Alaskans. That’s why I’m with an overwhelming number of Alaskans that the government program is a potential threat to privacy. That’s why I’m working to repeal it.

Tell the President you’re opposed to bulk collection of drivers license information. Sign the petition today.


Alaskans could be punished unless this plan is repealed. In 2013, Governor Parnell tried to repeal it on the state level. I’m teaming up with a few of my colleagues in the Senate to get the job done in Washington.

The federal government has no business collecting Alaskans personal information indiscriminately and in bulk. If you agree, let the President know it. Sign the petition right now.


Thank you for your help.


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Originally posted to pdc on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 01:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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