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A Statement for JPLers to Sign

We Invite You to Join us in Affirming Your Concerns about HSPD-12

Are you a JPLer concerned about HSPD-12, how it has been implemented, or having your livelihood put under duress? We invite you to publicly affirm your concerns by signing the statement below. We invite you to do so whether or not you have already signed SF85. Doing this does not associate you with the legal case now pending and it offers a means for your concerns to be counted.

By submitting your entering your name and email below, you are acknowledging that:

  • You agree with the statement below
  • You are a JPL employee or JPL contract employee
  • You consent to your name (along with all the other signers) being included in public announcements of this declaration.

The statement:

As employees and contractors of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), we have been directed by NASA to sign a waiver authorizing investigators to obtain information about our personal affairs from anyone, on any matter, regardless of any previous agreements to the contrary. We see this as a violation of our rights to privacy under the U.S. Constitution and the California State Constitution.

Delays or refusals to sign the waiver have resulted in economic duress in the form of threats of forced leave without pay and termination of employment. In order to protect our livelihoods and to continue our nation's exploration of the Earth and outer space, each of us was compelled to sign the waiver or is contemplating signing it.

However, none of us, the undersigned, are engaged in work that requires a security clearance, and we have never before been subjected to this requirement as a condition of employment. We are concerned about its stifling effect on attracting the best talent to JPL. We see no reasonable grounds for the government's unprecedented and unfettered intrusion into the private affairs of JPL employees and contractors.

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