By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
A coalition of progressive and libertarian anti-surveillance activists are hoping to once again leverage the Internet and marshal voter support against the National Security Agency.
On Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and a host of other civil liberties organizations, Internet companies, and nonprofit organizations are promoting a day of action against the agency’s surveillance activities.
As of 7:30 p.m. Monday, more than 5,800 websites signed up to add a banner to their front page that encourages visitors to contact their federal lawmakers to support the USA Freedom Act, which would rein in the federal government’s electronic expansive warrantless electronic surveillance apparatus.
Commentary By Jeffrey Hardin
Courtesy of USA Freedom Act
To Voice Your Demands …dial (202) 999-3996.
What You Should Say
- I am one of your constituents, and I’m calling to ask you to take action against mass surveillance by the NSA.*I’d like Senator/Representative ____ to support and co-sponsor the USA Freedom Act.
*I would also like you to oppose S. 1631, the so-called FISA Improvements Act.
*Moreover, I’d like you to work to prevent the NSA from undermining encryption standards and to protect the privacy rights of non-Americans.