On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, the StopWatching.us coalition is planning a mass rally in Washington D.C to call for the end of unconstitutional spying on behalf of government agencies, such as the NSA.
The pro-privacy coalition, which is made up of groups like the ACLU, Freedom Works, Mozilla, EFF and the Libertarian party, plans to hand Congress a petition they started after the first leaks provided in May by Edward Snowden. Currently the petition contains over 560,000 signatures.
The official website of the coalition reads:
At the StopWatching.Us rally on October 26, we’ll remind our elected officials that they work for us, not the NSA. We are demanding 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. And we will personally deliver the half million petition signatures to Congress.
This will be the biggest rally for privacy the U.S. has ever seen.
Will you be there?
Head to rally.stopwatching.us to sign the petition and to find out more about the upcoming October rally.