CATTLE CALL-IN: Beefing up Real-ID Radio Promotion
Public comment is a poweful thing. Part of the Cross Pollenating power of BeatTheChip's news has been doing weekly news reports on We The People Radio Network. Call your local stations and ask for Real ID news coverage and what is happening in your state.
WE THE PEOPLE RADIO NETWORK (WTPRN): 1-800-259-9231
7PM (CST),Wednesdays, PNAC (Project for a New American Citizen) Radio/WTPRN
The Producers at PNAC Radio have aired Beat The Chip content faithfully for over a month and they kick DHS-derrier!! Special thanks to these guys for their vigilance on the Real ID issue. They certainly are not fans of the idea of being expected to give thumbcans to pay their tuition at the University of Texas.
4/2/08 -TOMORROW-WEDNESDAY 10 AM CST/11 AM EST
SPECIAL NEWS SEGMENT ON WTPRN's Spychips Program
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED:
Potential news of Maine's extension status, national repeal actions and what to expect if Joe Citizen does not cough up an ID to TSA, when people with nipple rings are being bullied with pliers at airport checkpoints.
Maine is the last state in the Union that has not heard from DHS regarding their citizens exemption or their extension status with Real ID. States who did not file extensions could expect airport hassles and being barred from federal buildings such as, postal offices after May 11, 2008 this year. States: ME, NH, MT, and SC, who heavily contested adopting any Real ID measures, issued letters to DHS requesting that their citizens not be penalized for their states stance on Real ID. Those letters were later accepted as extensions granted by DHS for MT, NH and SC. The DHS jury is still out on Maine's letter of contest.
Maine's Governor Baldacci is negotiating with DHS to find terms of compromise so state citizens will not be under penalty after accepting a specialized deadline extension until Wednesday, April 3rd.
NOTE: Maine Rep. Tom Allen, introduced bill HR 1117 to repeal the Real ID Act.