Steve had already covered Cissna's real odyssey, as she proceeded from Seattle to Juneau by car, small commuter plane (from Vancouver to Prince Rupert, British Columbia) and by ferry, after refusing an intrusive body search at the hands of the TSA at Sea-Tac Airport. I wrote about Cissna's adventure too, for MyFdl.
Here's Steve's video of Rep. Cissna arriving at the Auke Bay terminal, just north of Juneau:
When she got back to her office, Steve interviewed Rep. Cissna more, and she shared some of the many e-mails she had received from around the country. Quite a few recounted stories by people who had been abused by the TSA. Steve transcribed a large number of them at his post.
Steve asked Rep. Cissna whether or not she thought the TSA realized she was an elected official:
In the interview as Cissna exited the ferry, when asked what we can do about TSA abuses, said this:
Well, first of all, we'll be working - as soon as we finish this week up - I want to work on immediately a resolution that essentially lays out what we need to do. And the people I talked to are waiting to hear what steps they may take to be a part of something that really will change policy that's hurting people.If you want to help this courageous, stubborn legislator, write, e-mail or call to her office and let her know that you're on board for the ride:
PHONE: 907-465-3875 (800) 922-3875 Toll Free
State Capitol, Room 420
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
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