I feel a sea change. Some representatives are now talking about having the TSA "reconsider use of the controversial enhanced pat down protocols" according to this story: http://hsc.house.gov/press/index.asp?ID=595
And you might have already heard about Rep. Ron Paul's proposed American Traveler Dignity Act.
So far I've written to the President, my State Representative and my Congresspersons. I have also called Ron Paul's office to show my support even though I am not one of his constituents. I wrote snail mail letters and called my Congresspersons too. I also called the Orlando Sanford International Airport to express my approval that they are eliminating the TSA from their airport.
According to a document I received from the TSA, these airports currently do not use TSA security:
1. San Francisco (SFO) CA, 2. Kansas City (MCI), MO, 3. Sioux Falls (FSD), SD, 4. Rochester (ROC), NY, 5. Tupelo (TUP), MS, 6. Jackson Hole (JAC), WY, 7. Charles Shulz-Sonoma County (STS), CA, 8. Key West (EYW), FL, 9. Roswell (ROW), NM, 10. E. 34th St Heliport (6N5), NY, 11. Havre City-County (HVR), MT, 12. Lewistown (LWT), MT, 13. Glasgow (GGW), MT, 14. L.M. Clayton (OLF), MT, 15. Sidney-Richland (SDY), MT, 16. Dawson Community (GDV), MT, 17. Frank Wiley Field (MLS), MT
Unfortunately, even private contractors are required to use the TSA's enhanced patdowns and other procedures. Hopefully it's still a step in the right direction.
I'm also boycotting commercial air travel. Not sure what other steps I can take. I'm thinking of making pamphlets to take to one of my 3 major local airports on Opt-Out Day that in part explains that even going through the strip-search scanner does not necessarily exempt a passenger from the enhanced pat-down if there is an anomaly in the scan.
Any other ideas? I feel so strongly about this issue I want to do all I can to stop this travesty and trampling of our rights and our bodies.