First up, a) are you interested in activism on electronic privacy issues, b) do you live in the Austin area, and c) does your work or school schedule next spring allow for part-time work on a legislative project during the daytime? If the answer to all three of those questions is yes, shoot me an email at shenson[at]austin.rr.com. The missus and I are aiming to put together a small strike team of folks to promote one or two good bills on the topic, and perhaps perform defensive work when bad legislation arises. Experience would be great but unnecessary if you're a smart person who can learn new skills; training and experienced supervision will be provided. This is a small side project on an area where Grits fears there's an advocacy vacuum. At the same time, for several reasons, I suspect the 83rd Texas Legislature may be more predisposed than some of its predecessors to scaling back Big Brotherish law enforcement tactics being championed at the national level by the Obama Administration. Anyway, we're going to find out. Email if you're interested in helping out.
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Enjoy Thanksgiving, folks, and have a great holiday.