Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Should The PATRIOT Act Be Repealed?

The PATRIOT Act has been a critical legal foundation of the recent government surveillance of U.S. and foreign communications.

Though signed into law by President Bush in 2001 and renewed by President Obama in 2011 on the grounds of national security, there's an effort in the House to dismantle it. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

We're Having An Event!

We're partnering with advocacy groups in New York for a panel on the expiring Rent Regulations in New York City.

Did you know? Without Rent Stabilization laws, landlords can increase rent dramatically on over 45% of NYC's housing. These laws have been in place since the 1970s and are up for renewal in 2015.

Tell the New York State legislature what you want to see happen at and then come to the event!

We Need Your Help!

ShiftSpark just applied to the Knight Foundation challenge on increasing civic participation. Please help us out by Applauding our entry (the heart). Thanks!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy 111th Birthday, Dr. Seuss

RT @sierraclub: How much do u care? 

Here's a new way we can all show it ‪#‎HappyBirthdayDrSeuss‬

Should New York Loosen Vaccine Requirements?

There's a bill working its way through the New York State legislature which bring California's "philosophical exemptions" to New York. The bill has already been referred to Committee in the Senate but not in the Assembly. However, several Democrats are co-sponsoring a version in the lower house so expect it to end up there soon.

What do you think New York should do? Tell the legislature what you want at!

Can ShiftSpark Make Infrastructure Sexy For Congress?

Did you like "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver's" segment on infrastructure yesterday? Someone created the campaign for you! Tell Congress how you feel!