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Proposal ID760
Proposal2014 Platform amendment proposal: Domestic Security
PresenterPlatform Committee - sponsored by GP of Maryland
Floor ManagerBudd Dickinson
Discussion06/30/2014 - 07/13/2014
Voting07/14/2014 - 07/20/2014
Presens Quorum30 0.6666
Consens Quorum52 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


A new plank to address illegal domestic spying by the NSA and other agencies.


Amend I. Democracy, E. Domestic Security.

Add an additional item #15:

"Recognize that the privacy protections of the 4th amendment extend to the Internet. Demand the elimination of bulk Internet data collection by our government. Fund and promote research into alternate Internet structures that would build in privacy. Hold criminally accountable all government officials, employees and contractors who illegally spy on Americans, and who provide false, misleading or incomplete testimony to Congress about surveillance of American communications by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.”


Approval of this proposal will amend the 2014 Platform, which will be published on the GPUS website in or before September, 2014.

Platform Committee
Jan Martell, co-chair, 919-682-2472,
Bruce Hinkforth, co-chair, 262-569-1370,
John Holland, state contact,


2012 Platform:
Proposition 740:

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