De-fund Crosscheck and protect our constitutional rights to privacy
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's "Crosscheck" program has illegally exposed the sensitive personal data — including Social Security numbers and signatures — of nearly 1,000 Kansas voters.
Crosscheck is a threat to privacy and places thousands at risk of identity theft. Sign this petition to tell the Kansas legislature to stand up for your constitutional rights, protect you from identity theft and fraud, and defund Crosscheck.
Crosscheck is a data comparison program used to compare voter registration information among participating states and is free to participating states because Kansas taxpayers fully fund it through the Secretary of State's office. Secretary Kobach has made Crosscheck the linchpin of his efforts to reduce citizen participation in Kansas elections.
This week, the ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit the U.S. District Court on behalf of four individual plaintiffs whose privacy was breached when Secretary Kobach's office recklessly shared their personal information, including partial Social Security numbers, with Florida officials.
While we're fighting in the court, you can take action, too. Sign this petition now and demand that the Kansas legislature stand up for your constitutional rights to privacy and defund Crosscheck.
The suit, Moore v. Kobach, was brought because Secretary Kobach's actions and operation of the Crosscheck program violated the plaintiffs' 14th Amendment right to informational privacy. In addition, Secretary Kobach's actions were egregious violations of the Kansas Public Records Act, which prohibits the disclosure of any document containing a Social Security number when that document also contains an individual's personal information, and impacted Republican, Democratic, and Unaffiliated voters alike — leaving them vulnerable to identity theft.
On June 18, a federal court ruled in a separate, previous suit,Fish v. Kobach, that Kansas’ documentary proof-of-citizenship law violated the National Voter Registration Act and the Constitution. The court, siding with us, agreed that Kobach’s claims of rampant voter fraud were false and that it placed an illegal and unconstitutional burden on Kansas voters.
This was a huge victory, but the fight for our democracy must continue.
Sign this petition now and demand that the Kansas legislature stand up for your constitutional rights to privacy and defund Crosscheck.