Privacy Day

03/16/2015 - 8:30am
Oregon State Capital, Room 50, 900 Court Street NE, Salem

Join us for ACLU’s Privacy Day in Salem

Registration is closed. Please contact Sarah Armstrong if you have questions or need more info.

Help strengthen Oregon's privacy protections and limit the use of dragnet surveillance.

We are advocating for:
•    SB 339 - Strict guidelines for the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPR) 
•    SB 640 - A warrant requirement to access email, phone, and location records
•    SB 641 - A warrant requirement to search cell phones

Advances in technology have made it too easy for law enforcement to track where you go, what you do, and who you are with. Most of the data the government collects is about innocent people who are not suspected of any crimes. Yet the government collects that personal information - or accesses it directly from your internet or cell phone provider – and can keep it for years on end. 


Times subject to change

7:30 a.m. - Bus/carpool departs from Portland and Eugene
8:30 to 9 a.m. - Registration and Coffee
9 a.m. to noon – Training on bills and how to be an effective advocate
Noon  - Lunch and practice sessions
1 – 4 p.m. - Meetings with legislators
4 p.m. Follow up and Goodbyes!
4:30 p.m. -  Carpool/bus departs from Salem


What is ACLU’s Privacy Day?
ACLU members and supporters are gathering in Salem to tell Oregon legislators that privacy matters. Specifically, we will advocate for three bills to strengthen privacy protections and limit the use of dragnet surveillance.

Do I need to have lobbying experience?
No experience is necessary! We go over all the basics of meeting with legislators plus the specifics of the bills we are championing. We even set appointments with your elected officials for you – and we never send people to meetings alone.

Can I read more about the specific bills we will advocate for?
Yes. Download our bill one-pagers for an overview of each of the proposed laws. Find out more about our privacy agenda.

SB 639 - Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRS)
SB 640 - Access to electronic communications and location tracking

SB 641 - Get a warrant to search cell phones

Can I get a ride to Salem?
Probably! We are arranging carpools from Eugene and a free bus from Portland. Let us know you're interested in a rideshare on your registration form.

What is the flow of the day?
In the morning you’ll check in, have some coffee, and meet the other participants. We get started with an overview of how to be an effective advocate and then get into the details of each bill. We pause for lunch and do some practice sessions. Then, we send people out in groups to meet with their representative and senator. Afterwards, you check back in to tell us how things went.