On October 26 organizers of StopWatchingUs will hold a rally in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of the Patriot Act. StopWatchingUs is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations, individuals, and companies that oppose the unconstitutional mass surveillance being conducted by the National Security Agency. The collective seeks "a full Congressional investigation of America’s surveillance programs, reform to federal surveillance law, and accountability from public officials responsible for hiding this surveillance from lawmakers and the public."
The rally is meant to draw attention to these abuses by the NSA and to get lawmakers to do something about it. Several sponsors of the event including the Entertainment Consumers Association (ESA) will be on hand to speak about this very important initiative. If you are going to be in the D.C. area and would like to participate, you can RSVP here. The rally will take place Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT) at a location to be determined.
You can learn more about StopWatchingUs by visiting www.stopwatching.us. Be sure to sign the letter to U.S. lawmakers if your privacy and personal security is important to you. To date, that letter has garnered over 569,303 signatures.
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