The Rally Against Mass Surveillance includes a march and a rally.
We will rally and march on Sat., Oct. 26 between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
Marchers gather at Union Station (in Columbus Circle) and will proceed to Union Square (on 3rd Street and Madison Dr. NW in front of the Capitol Reflecting Pool) where the rally will take place. Check out this map that pinpoints Columbus Circle and Union Square.
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Right now the NSA is spying on everyone's personal communications, and it’s operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 569,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress that we want it to the NSA accountable and to reform the laws that got us here.
On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Patriot Act, we're taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to members of Congress to remind them that they work for us — and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.
We expect thousands of people from across the political spectrum will attend the rally. We will draw attendees primarily from the DC metro area and locations within approximately 8 hours from DC.
Attendees will join members of the StopWatching.us coalition, which includes more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. We came together in June 2013 to demand the U.S. Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA's spying programs. Go here to read our letter to U.S. Congress demanding accountability and reform.
Members of the StopWatching.us coalition include the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, Freedom Works, ACLU, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Restore the Fourth, Center for Democracy and Technology, Demand Progress, Mozilla, Public Knowledge, Fight for the Future, Access, Libertarian Party, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and more. See the full list.
We want the U.S. Congress to rein in the NSA. Specifically, we call on Congress to immediately and publicly:
If you are coming from out of town, you should plan to arrive in D.C. on Thursday night (October 24th) so you can join us for lobby day trainings on Friday morning.
Yes. On Friday morning, legal experts and trainers will give you an overview of NSA surveillance, including talking points and handouts, and prepare you to meet with staffers. Then you will meet with key Hill staffers and elected officials to explain your concerns about NSA surveillance. Don't worry - we schedule the meetings for you.
We’ll be done by mid afternoon.
RSVP on this page and we'll send you information with the exact location.
Yes. In person meetings are the most effective way for an individual to influence Congress on an issue (except maybe giving them a lot of money). Even if you've never considered lobbying on an issue, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to help change America’s stance on surveillance.
We will provide and discuss with you the materials to give to your congressional offices. We recommend dressing "business casual" for the lobby day.
For general questions about the rally, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For information about getting involved in the lobby day, sign up here.
If you are a member of the press, please contact Christina DiPasquale at 202.716.1953 or email@example.com..