Update: “Don’t Be a Puppet” Petition Signatures Delivered to FBI

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Thanks to everyone who signed the petition opposing the FBI’s “Don’t Be a Puppet” Program earlier this month, we were able to deliver over 3,000 signatures to Brian Murphy last week, who runs the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Section.

Our opposition has forced the FBI to further delay the program, as well as to make some important modifications. But our bottom line is that the FBI should not be in our schools at all, and certainly not to monitor students’ political, religious and social beliefs, or to ask students to monitor each other’s beliefs and conversations.

The FBI has agreed to meet with us early in January to allow us to review the website as currently proposed, and express our concerns. We have invited our allies at the ACLU, Brennan Center for Justice and the CATO Institute to join us in that meeting.

Stay tuned for more on this important campaign to stop FBI attempts to intrude into our schools with a game that polices the thoughts and feelings of students!