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Read about our successes in last year's state legislative session, and check back for news of our priorities in 2013.

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We want the truth

Ask the state Attorney General to restore public trust.

In the name of transparency and accountability, the ACLU sued the FBI and U.S. Attorney General Carmen Ortiz. They have refused to turn over public documents about our state's participation in secretive teams known as Joint Terrorism Task Forces, and we need to know more. Add your voice.

Let's protect privacy in 2014.

Government surveillance programs are going too far—not just at the NSA, but here in Massachusetts, too. It's time for our laws to catch up. Please email your state legislators and urge them to support the ACLU’s Drone Privacy Act and License Plate Privacy Act.

Ensure young people get honest information about sex and relationships

The Healthy Youth Act will guarantee that if Massachusetts schools teach sex education, it will be comprehensive, medically accurate, and age-appropriate. Urge your State Representative to stand up for Healthy Youth.

Urge your legislators to stop license plate tracking in its tracks.

Police departments around the state are rapidly expanding their use of automatic license plate readers to track the location of drivers. But there are few meaningful rules in place to protect drivers' privacy rights. Let's preserve the freedom of the open road.

Urge the state Congressional delegation to support the USA FREEDOM Act.

The USA FREEDOM Act provides our best chance yet at reining in dragnet NSA surveillance. Help get the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation on board to support it.

Protect privacy in the 21st century!

In the face of massive, indiscriminate government spying on our personal communication, it's time for Massachusetts to once again lead on liberty—and pass strong state-level privacy protections.

Amplify your voice with offline activism! Print a copy of this petition and a fact sheet to gather signatures at community events or wherever you go.

Tell your legislators to stop drones before they launch.

Urge your legislators to pass the Drone Privacy Act.

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