To contact your State Legislators, please use the following link
Simply enter your zip code in the box on the right of this page where it says “Find Your Officials”, to identify your State Legislators.
Congress has already passed a federal law for arrestee testing, so communication with your federal representatives in Congress is unnecessary.
Please feel free to use the following text, with or without your own revisions, when communicating with your State Legislators:
SUBJECT: PASS DNA ARRESTEE TESTING LEGISLATION
Please do not wait another year to pass a law to require DNA to be taken at the same time as fingerprints for felony arrests! People in police custody have no right to conceal their identity, and we have every right to know if they have been involved in other crimes.
We have a right to be safe on our own streets. Every year we wait to pass this law, we expose everyone in our communities to the possibility that a serial criminal will be unwittingly released by police and allowed to commit more crimes.
We cannot blame law enforcement if their hands are tied by laws that do more to protect criminals, than they do to protect the rest of the public. Please do not let another person be needlessly victimized by our failure to treat DNA like a fingerprint.
Federal laws already require that states must provide a manner of expungement for a person who is arrested but not convicted of a crime.
This is a fair balance that protects both the public and the rights of the accused. Please pass DNA Arrestee laws now! More information on DNA Arrestee Testing Legislation can be found at www.dnasaves.org
SUBJECT: PASS DNA CONVICTED MISDEMEANOR LEGISLATION
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It is also helpful to call you state legislator’s office and voice your support. Tell them you support taking DNA upon felony arrest and also from all those convicted of misdemeanors.
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Please consider making a contribution to our efforts to expand the DNA database in all states.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you can do so by contributing to DNA Saves Educational Foundation.
DNA Saves Educational Foundation is dedicated to the education of the value of forensic DNA. As a 501(c)(3), donations to this organization ARE tax deductible on your taxes. If you would like to make a donation to help educate for the value of forensic DNA, your tax-deductible donation would be most appreciated. Funds donated to this entity are used strictly for educational purposes.
If you would your donation to be used for legislative advocacy, you may donate to DNA Saves, which is a separate entity from DNA Saves Educational Foundation. DNA Saves, was formed for legislative advocacy and is a 501(c)(4) association. Donations to this entity are not deductible on your taxes. Due to IRS rules, we may not claim that funds are deductible if we use the donations for legislative advocacy.
Clearly, legislative advocacy is the cornerstone of this association’s purpose. We do hope you will consider a donation, no matter how small, that we can use in our efforts to correspond with and educate state lawmakers. Your donations will make possible: in person meetings and presentations to State Legislators, travel to states where legislation is needed, maintenance and updates to dnasaves.org, and more. Please call 575-361-1931 with any questions.
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