Thousands to Rally in DC Against Mass Surveillance on Patriot Act Anniversary 10/26

We’re now at over 4,000 signups for the Stopwatching.us anti-NSA rally down in DC this Saturday!

We’re looking for people who are driving down to DC from New England and have space in their car for fellow protesters: please email me if that’s you!

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We’ll deliver a petition with over half a million signatures to Congress, We’ll demand real NSA reforms and an end to mass surveillance programs that do an end-run around the Fourth Amendment. It’s time for the lies to end.

To sign the petition: https://optin.stopwatching.us/
To join the rally: https://rally.stopwatching.us

Details below the fold:

If you do come, look for me and say hi:

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If you can’t make it down to DC, we’re planning to livestream the rally from the Digital Media Conference in Cambridge. Please email Raquel to RSVP for that event!

SCHEDULE:
12pm – 12:30pm: Gathering and Pre-Rally at Columbus Circle
12:30 – 1:30pm: March to Capitol Hill Reflecting Pool
1:30pm – 3pm: Rally at Capitol Hill Reflecting Pool

SPEAKERS:
Thomas Drake, former NSA senior executive, US Air Force and Navy veteran, computer software expert, and whistleblower
Governor Gary Johnson, former Republican Governor of New Mexico and 2012 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate
Dennis Kucinich, former Democratic Member of Congress and two-time Presidential Candidate
Bruce Schneier, security technologist and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and author of 12 books, including “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World”
Naomi Wolf, author, critic, activist, and co-founder of The American Freedom Campaign
Lt. Dan Choi, Iraq veteran who fought for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

MUSIC:
YACHT, Los Angeles-based conceptual pop group
Malachi Byrd, member of the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team
Black Alley, DC-based “soul-garage” band

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