January 30, 2016

ACTION ALERT: Challenging International Megan's Law in Federal Court

1-29-16 Washington DC:

From: Galen Baughman
To: Peter Romer-Friedman
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 12:58 PM
Subject: Challenging International Megan's Law in Federal Court

Dear Leaders in Sex Offender Policy:

If you're getting this message it's because I believe you can help me. A number of lawyers are working with me to lay the foundations for a legal challenge to International Megan's Law if it is signed into law. We expect H.R. 515 to pass on a suspension vote in the House this Monday (2-1-16) and be sent to President Obama's desk.

We're looking for ideal plaintiffs and we need your help to find people who meet one of these criteria:
  • 1- Does not have a passport, but wants one
  • 2- Has a passport about to expire
  • 3- Travels internationally a number of times per year (especially for work)
  • 4- Has been harassed while traveling in or out of the US based on registration status
If you think you fit any of these four categories, please write to me with the following information:
  • 1-Name
  • 2-Age
  • 3-Age at time of offense
  • 4-Offense(s)
  • 5-Which of the four (4) categories you fit into
  • 6-Would you be willing to be a name plaintiff to challenge this law?
  • 7-State you live in
All responses will be treated as confidential by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs and Human Rights Defense Center.

Time is of the essence. Please respond soon and share this with your networks.

Warmly yours,

Galen Baughman
Soros Justice Fellow
Human Rights Defense Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 681-8121

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