Web ad and petition highlights Daines’ work protect Montanans’ personal information and civil liberties
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Today, Steve Daines for Montana launched a statewide campaign highlighting Daines’ work to protect Montanans’ privacy and civil liberties from the federal government’s abuses of power.
In a new thirty-second web ad, “Overreach,” Daines discusses his time working in Montana’s technology sector, and his concerns over the NSA’s mass collection of Montanans’ personal phone records.
“We see abuses of power every day. Overspending, Obamacare, the IRS… but the NSA’s program of collecting our phone records is really troubling,” Daines states. “As someone who worked in high-tech, I know what government can do with our personal data. That’s why I stood up to the Washington establishment and supported the USA Freedom Act.”
Daines’ campaign also launched an online petition, encouraging Montanans to stand with Daines in opposition to “disturbing government overreach.” The petition is available here.
Last year, Daines helped introduce the USA Freedom Act, which calls for comprehensive reforms to the NSA’s mass data collection program—reforms that fully ensure Montanans’ personal information and civil liberties are protected.
Full script of “Overreach” is below:
We see abuses of power every day.
Overspending, Obamacare, the IRS…
…but the NSA’s program of collecting our phone records is really troubling.
As someone who worked in high-tech…
…I know what government can do with our personal data
That’s why I stood up to the Washington establishment and supported the USA Freedom Act
To stop the NSA from collecting the records of innocent Americans
I’m Steve Daines and I approve this message because big government can take away our freedoms.