On Thursday, 1/22, I had the opportunity to testify in front of the Government Committee in Lincoln regarding potential legislation, LB 163. LB 163 is important for us because it would create, and provide funding for, a statewide Public Safety platform that would help all families. At the heart of it, it would implement a system known as Smart911 which would allow families (for free) to create “Safety Profiles” which can include things like photos and physical descriptions, health and medical information, rescue needs and much more. ABC News and Good morning America recently called it a “Personal Safety Game Changer” in this story: http://youtu.be/-pgpJzK4d9U
You can learn more about LB 163 here: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=24901
Here is where we need your help… The bill’s first hurdle is to get out of committee so we need your help. If you are a constituent of one of the following Senators, we need you to email them and let them know you are in support of LB 163.
Committee Chairperson: John Murante District 49 Sarpy County firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Tommy Garrett District 3 Sarpy County email@example.com
Dave Bloomfield District 17 Wayne County firstname.lastname@example.org
Joni Craighead District 6 Douglas County email@example.com
Mike Groene District 42 Lincoln County firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Hansen District 26 Lancaster County email@example.com
Tyson Larson District 40 Holt County firstname.lastname@example.org
Beau McCoy District 39 Douglas County email@example.com
After the bill moves out of committee we will direct the efforts to a larger audience across the entire state.
I’ve provided a sample email below.
My name is ______ _______ from ________. I am reaching out to you to voice my strong support for LB163 currently being reviewed by Government, Military and Veterans Affair Committee.
LB 163 can save lives by enhancing location information and delivering additional details about the caller, their family, and the location that will help Public Safety respond faster and more effectively. As part of a nationwide, secure Public Safety network, LB 163 would be able to assist our community members not only while they are in Nebraska, but nationwide.
LB 163 would make a difference by allowing 9-1-1 and first responders to instantly have photos and physical descriptions for missing persons, dramatically reducing response times and increasing successful rescues. LB 163 would also create a much needed next of kin registry that could be used to quickly identify and locate family members.
Thank you very much for your support of LB 163 and the tremendous, positive impact it can have here in Nebraska.
Thank you for your time,
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