April 30, 2007 | By Derek Slater

Stop the National ID Nightmare -- Participate Online in Town Hall Meeting TOMORROW, 10 AM - 2 PM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is holding a REAL ID national "town hall" meeting tomorrow. Don't let DHS and legislators pretend that the public is unconcerned by a national ID and the massive privacy invasions that it will enable; if we can make a strong stand at the meeting, that will make a huge difference in pushing state representatives and Congress to do away with this unfunded federal mandate.

You can participate online by going to http://www.realidtownhall.com. The meeting will run from 10 AM - 2 PM PT and will be webcast. DHS will be taking comments starting 90 minutes before the event. For talking points about what's wrong with REAL ID, visit our info page, ACLU's Realnightmare.org, and Privacyactivism's excellent wiki. You can also submit comments to DHS via our Action Center.

For those of you who live in California, please also send a letter to the Governor. The town hall will be held at UC's Davis Freeborn Hall and will put the local spotlight on this issue. If California refuses to implement REAL ID, that could be a fatal blow to the law across the country. If you'd like to attend the meeting in person, you can get directions here.


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