Pennsylvania Residents PLEASE HELP!!! PennDot Class-Action LawsuitSubmitted by Cynthia on Mon, 07/14/2008 - 14:42
ALL PENNSYLVANIANS PLEASE HELP! Class-Action Lawsuit Against PennDot's Implementation of the Real ID.
They have started implementing the Real ID! I just found out it's been going on behind our backs, in secret, long before the news reported on it in June. When I applied for my drivers license 4 months ago they told me that they were not implementing the Real ID, but next time I come in, they said, It would be. They lied! We should be all outraged. Please help!!! Our rights have been violated!
Join the current fight of a slightly large brushfire here in the Commonwealth...
(post from http://talkback.lancasteronline.com/index.php?showtopic=72834)
Yesterday, the Real ID was not shot down. Crummy legislation, Rep. Thomas's HB2537 was not amended to hold PennDOT accountable for sharing our personal information with third party source, Visage, whom PennDOT signed a $45 million contract with in 2006 to 'keep PA safe from ID theft and to make sure we aren't terrorists'. We the People have been working our TAILS OFF to get Rep. Rohrer's HB1351 passed, which held PennDOT accountable... Yesterday on the floor, Rep. Thomas disrespected Rep. Rohrer with foul words and held a vote for his own shoddy legislation.
So what now?
There is a class action lawsuit being filed against PennDOT. PennDOT never told anyone that they would be taking the photos that they already have on file and putting them through FaceExplorer, a technology that makes a print similar to a fingerprint of your face. This cancels out Habeas Corpus, and destroys your 4th Amendment rights. Our information is already stored securely offshore. (!!!!!!)
Call the ACLU, who is 100% on our side with this. We've started the ball rolling on Jun 26, 2008 with the lawsuit. The ACLU's number is 215-592-1513, choose extension 1, and leave a message. They ask that you leave your name, address, phone number, and a one sentence reason why you think your civil liberties have been violated. Also, don't leave more than one message per person, as they acknowledge all messages they receive.
Our legislation does not care and would rather keep running off of lobbyist moneys and favors for each other. Governor Rendell should absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, be impeached. It was found yesterday by testimony of a PennDOT representative, that Rendell as been the one in bed with Homeland Security. We have not continued to hammer on him, because he really really doesn't care, and we feel like we are wasting our time.
From an email I received on July 10, 2008. ALSO call or email Renee' Baumgartner If you are interested in joining the CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT.
PennDOT has been using L-1 Identity Solution's FaceExplorer software to convert our digital pictures into a biometric image. This violates our 4th amendment rights. It is also violates Article I, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania's Constitution.
If you have a PA driver's license or ID card, there is a very strong probability that your picture has already been converted to a biometric image.
We, as citizens of Pennsylvania want it to STOP. NOW!!!
If you are interested in joining the class-action lawsuit against PennDOT, please send Renee' Baumgartner (firstname.lastname@example.org) your:
All Pennsylvania residents can join this lawsuit, regardless of whether you have a new license or ID.
This information will be used strictly to keep you up to date on the details of the lawsuit, and for the lawyer who takes the case to help us win back our freedoms. No information will be shared with anyone but Renee and our attorney.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact her. Information is below.
564 S. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Co-Coordinator in PA for Restore the Republic
Member of Campaign for Liberty, PA