The Transportation Security Administration will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC, this Thursday morning, September 20, 2007 on the TSA’s so-called Secure Flight schemeÊtoÊrequireÊgovernment-issuedÊtravelÊcredentialsÊand individualized, explicit, prior permission forÊallÊdomesticÊairlineÊtravelersÊwithinÊtheÊU.S., and to subject us to government-compelled search and interrogation by private commercial third parties whenever we fly.
The hearing is open to the public, and you can sign up to speak on site with the TSA staff beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, N.W. (2 blocks from Metro Center station).
The Identity Project will be there to give our comments in person. We are also submitting detailed written comments on what’s wrong with this scheme. If you can make it, we encourage you to come out too, and tell the TSA what you think of their plans.
If you can’t make it to the hearing, you can submit comments to the TSA online. ÊYou can submit comments anonymously, and you don’t have to be a U.S. citizen or resident.