Over the last two years, the ACLU of Massachusetts and local advocates have worked closely with the Cambridge City Council to develop a surveillance oversight ordinance. The ordinance requires the local police department to get approval from the city, with buy-in from the community, before purchasing new surveillance technology and set in place guidelines for its use. We know that without proper oversight, surveillance tools can have dangerous consequences that roll back our civil rights and civil liberties.
On Monday, December 10, the Cambridge City Council will vote on the ordinance. We are asking Cambridge residents to join us during the public comment period to tell the City Council to vote YES. Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty Program, will be at City Hall at 5 p.m. to meet people who want to express their support for the ordinance.
If you are available to join, please email our volunteer program coordinator Olivia Santoro at firstname.lastname@example.org.