October 11, 2000
Emerges A coalition of organizations from across the political spectrum has come together to oppose federal attempts to mandate Internet filtering in libraries and schools. CDT is one of a large group of organizations--civil libertarian, public-interest, educational, corporate, and conservative--that publicly oppose filtering mandates as an inappropriate intrusion by the federal government. A bipartisan group of Senators has joined CDT in advocating against filtering mandates. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jim Jeffords (R-VT), and Jack Reid (D-RI) have issued an important letter urging their colleagues to oppose the current draft of filtering legislation.