At the recommendations of many privacy and civil liberties groups and their counsels, I have been encouraged to submit a personal Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI, the agency responsible for US domestic intelligence gathering, because I am actively engaged in the political process. I have also been encouraged to ask anyone actively involved in the political process to do the same.
I write this because I am not unique and because this is very broad sweeping US domestic intelligence policy.
I do not know how long or under what circumstances I would have a non-criminal FBI research file. However, as a citizen I have the right to know the extent of how I am being surveilled while active in political processes. I want to know so I am submitting a request to the FBI.
Linked below is a copy how to file a FOIA request. Filing the FOIA itself is free, however there may be a cost to retrieve the printed information. You may request a fee waiver.
HOW TO SUBMIT A FOIA REQUEST:
Please consider this for your personal and party wide use to evaluate how members civil liberties are affected.
Philip Berg for Congress, (L) CA-8th District