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AMAC Joins Conservatives to Oppose a National Public Health Surveillance System

healthA Pandemic should not be used as an excuse to engage in monstrous violations of privacy and basic civil rights.

As Americans shelter-in-place to avoid the spread of COVID19, disturbing examples have emerged of leaders at the state and local levels taking this “shelter-in-place” to the extreme.

From issuing citations to individuals for driving alone in cars or surfing alone on the beach, to ticketing Americans who attended socially distant church services, over-zealous enforcement has trampled on essential civil liberties.

We are also wary of any long-term plans that involve sustained federal surveillance of the population under the guise of preventing further viral spread.

Contact tracing is an important method of isolating and containing pathogens, and conversation between doctor and patient on this point should be encouraged. But any attempt to federalize this effort, or partner with private corporations to surveil the population via location tracking or cell phone data, raises serious concerns and should be heavily scrutinized.

Google is already offering aggregate user location data to governments interested in tracking compliance with social distancing around specific locations. Google and Apple have announced a partnership to develop a contact-tracing program using physical proximity data. While the program is currently “opt-in” there are few details available about privacy protections, how or if the data will be shared, and with whom.

Moreover, senior advisors in the White House have indicated their willingness to partner with these companies to create a national coronavirus surveillance system.

A pandemic should not be used as an excuse to engage in monstrous violations of privacy and basic civil rights. This sounds more like Tom Hanks’ initiative in the movie The Circle than it does a public health response. We firmly oppose any effort to use this crisis to institute national tracking of individual citizens for any reason.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Conservative Partnership Institute
Rachel Bovard
Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute
Noah Wall
Vice President of Advocacy
FreedomWorks
David Bozell
President
ForAmerica
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
The Honorable David McIntosh
President
Club for Growth
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Lisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
American Legislative Exchange Council
William L. Walton
President
Council for National Policy
Adam Brandon
President
FreedomWorks
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Ron Robinson
President
Young America’s Foundation
Mike Davis
Founder & President
Internet Accountability Project
Dr. Richard Lee
President
There’s Hope America Inc.
Michelle Easton
President
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women
Anne Schlafly Cori
Chairman
Eagle Forum
Joseph A. Morris
Attorney and Partner, Morris & De La Rosa
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General (Reagan/Meese)
Star Parker
President
Center for Urban Renewal & Education (UrbanCure)
Twila Brase
President and Co-founder
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
President
American Values
Craig Shirley
Reagan Biographer
Presidential Historian
The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988
Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Rod D. Martin
Founder & CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Christina Murphy Lusk
Campaign for the American Future
Haley E. Martin
President
The Martin Foundation
Benjamin Nieuwsma
Founder and CEO
Navigo
Guillermo J. Aragon
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Imaging, Inc.
Ralph Benko
Chairman
The Capitalist League
Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)
Dr. Frank Wright
CEO
D. James Kennedy Ministries
Norm Singleton
President
Campaign for Liberty
Jeff Hunt
Director
Centennial Institute
Judson Phillips
Founder
Tea Party Nation
Lee Beaman
CEO
Beaman Automotive Group
Bob Carlstrom
President
AMAC Action
Jack Park
Conservative Activist and Donor
Law Offices of Jack Park
Tim LeFever
Chairman
Capitol Resource Institute
Richard H. Wright
Owner
R& S LLC
Jay Mount
President
MDS Communications Corporation
Eric Georgatos
Executive Producer
America Can We Talk? americacanwetalk.org
Gabriel Joseph
Founder
Joseph Holdings
Kay R. Daly
President
Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
Karen England
Executive Director
Nevada Family Alliance & Capitol Resource Institute
Richard D. Hayes
Partner
Hayes Berry White & Vanzant LLP
Dr. E. Calvin Beisner
President
Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Rob Chambers
Vice President
AFA Action
Ron Pearson
Executive Director
Conservative Victory Fund
Austin Ruse
President
C-Fam
The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
ConservativeHQ.com
Joan Holt Lindsey
President
Lindsey Communications
Paavo Ensio
Chairman
Universal Minerals Group
Dr. Mark A. Smith
President
Columbia International University
Dr. Paige Patterson
President
Sandy Creek Foundation
Charlie Copeland
President
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Paul Gessing
President
Rio Grande Foundation
Senator Jason Rapert
President
National Association of Christian Lawmakers
Rebekah Gantner
Executive Director
Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants for America
Ed Martin
President
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
Khadine Ritter
President
Eagle Forum of Ohio
Dr. Russell J. Kilpatrick
Physician
Brig Gen USAF, Retired
Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness
Sal Russo
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express
Floyd Brown
Publisher
The Western Journal
Donna Rice Hughes
CEO
Enough Is Enough
Willes K. Lee
President
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
William Shaker
CEO
Washington Marketing Group
Seton Motley
President
Less Government
E.C. Sykes
General Partner, Aslan Ventures
Republican Nominee, NC Secretary of State
Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
The Honorable Peter Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus
Kielle C. Horton
President
The Lindsey Foundation
C. Preston Noell III
President
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Robert D. Thompson
Former Administrator
The Weyrich Lunch (1999 – 2016)
The Honorable Penny Pullen
Former Commissioner
President Reagan’s Commission on HIV Epidemic
Ralph A. Rebandt II
Lead Pastor
Oakland Hills Community Church
Lori Roman
President
American Constitutional Rights Union
James L. Martin
Founder/Chairman
60 Plus Association
Allen Hebert
Chairman
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston
The Honorable Jake Hoffman
President & CEO
Rally Forge
Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
President
60 Plus Association
Penna Dexter
Co-host
Point of View Radio
William W. Pascoe, III
Board Member
Tea Party Patriots Action
Tim Wildmon
President
American Family Association
Susan A. Carleson
Chairman/CEO
Carleson Center for Welfare Reform
Gina Gleason
Director
Real Impact
Chad Connelly
President
Faith Wins
Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
CorsiNation.com
Randy M. Long
Founder
Long Business Advisors, LLC
Reverend Gregory Quinlan
President
The Center for Garden State Families
Robert Keith Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith
Gerard Kassar
State Chairman
NYS Conservative Party
Tim Macy
Chairman
Gun Owners of America
Andresen Blom
President
Hawaiian Values
Kathleen Patten
President and CEO
American Target Advertising
David N. Bossie
President
Citizens United
Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Trustee
Media Research Center

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