Tomorrow at noon the “Stop Watching Us” campaign will he holding “A Rally Against Mass Surveillance” in Washington D.C. to protests the NSA’s continued spying of people around the world.
Group organizers claim that it will be the “largest rally yet against NSA Surveillance” with thousands expected to attend. The event will feature many notable speakers including former Congressmen Dennis Kucinich, Congressmen Justin Amash, Social Critic Naomi Wolf, and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.
The group also boosts influential supporters such as the ACLU, the Libertarian Party, Occupy Wall Street, and Anonymous.
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— ACLU of Maryland (@ACLU_MD) October 24, 2013
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The date of tomorrow’s rally, October 26th, 2013, marks the twelfth anniversary of the signing of the Patriot Act which laid the legislative groundwork for the U.S.’s use of mass surveillance both inside and outside it’s borders. StopWatching. is “a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum.”
We are calling on Congress to take immediate action to halt this surveillance and provide a full public accounting of the NSA’s and the FBI’s data collection programs. We call on Congress to immediately and publicly:
Enact reform this Congress to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court;
Create a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying. This committee should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance;
Hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance.