The federal effort to create a national identity card would take us one step closer to a surveillance society, erode our right to privacy, and put our personal information at risk!
Real ID would force all states to connect their DMV databases to one single interlinked system -- facilitating government tracking of ordinary Americans. It would also expose our most sensitive personal information to criminal identity theft.
Governors in five states courageously rejected this invasive law and the dramatic tax increases required to pay its massive price tag last year. If these states stand their ground, Congress will be forced to repeal this horrible program! Thank the Governors who’ve stood up against the national ID card AND ASK THEM TO KEEP UP THE FIGHT.
Dear Governor [Name],
Thank you for standing up to the Bush administration and fighting against the Real ID Act. Your courageous stand is not only protecting state residents, but also setting a national example to other states.
I am deeply concerned about the impact of Real ID on our privacy and pocketbooks, and I am very pleased that you opted out of the program last year. Since the Department of Homeland Security has failed to heed the concerns of the states about this misguided and dangerous law, it is even more critical now that the states that have rejected it stand together against the administration's scare tactics.
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Again, thank you for leading the charge against Real ID. Please stand strong and keep protecting our privacy and civil rights.