The 5-11 Campaign endorses Texas bills to ban RFID in schools

“We continue to Stand and Deliver with Andrea Hernandez to end an education crisis.”

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  1. MEDIA ADVISORY

    WHO:  Texas Constituents, Students, Parents and Privacy Advocates 


    WHAT:  Will galvanize support, provide witness and testimony to better education options without RFID and data surveillance


    WHERE: Texas @ the World Wide Web


    WHY: Texas Rep. Lois Kolkhorst authored bills to ban RFID mandates for schools in previous sessions.  Boosting community partner support to endorse of HB 101 and HB 102 will put an end to an education and privacy crisis for the Hernandez family and all Texas students. 

      

    Recent legal action to prevent the expulsion of Andrea Hernandez from NISD magnet school, John Jay High, was struck down in federal court today.

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    “The federal ruling really galvanizes an urgency to further support for these legislations [HB 101, HB 102]. Texas students can be served by the rule of law if we push for laws that land on their side. Students should have an option to learn without suffering location and data surveillance by public school administrators. We thank The Rutherford Institute for their vigilance and legal support on this issue and will continue to support the efforts of Jerry Lynn Ward, the Hernandez’ attorney,” said Sheila Dean, identity privacy advocate for the 5-11 Campaign. 


    HOW:  There are a variety of ways to demonstrate support for Rep. Kolkhorst's RFID ban bills. 


    Write or call Rep. Lois Kolkhorst’s office to document support for HB 101, HB 102.   http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=13 


    Call/ Write/Contact Texas Governor Rick Perry to support for Rep. Kolkhorst’s bills  HB 101 & HB 102.  http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/ 


    Continue to thank and support The Rutherford Institute’s legal defense team assisting the Hernandez family in seeking decency and educational freedom.  Subscribe to their news & action alerts. Ask them about ways to support Andrea today.


    Stay connected with activists on the ground to support, inform, resist and to assist students contending with education privacy threats. Invasive tracking technologies like RFID were pushed on Andrea Hernandez without parental consent. Her parents got involved. Grouping together and searching for local opportunities to organize always helps increase people power in communities. Why just stay home, if you want to be part of the solution?


    Stay up to date and spread the word. Tell media, citizen media, social networks and those close about the dangers of RFID and of Andrea Hernandez struggle to retain her rights against digital surveillance.  You can stay on top of news updates provided at BeatTheChip.org.




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