16 October 2014

This Tuesday, February 11th, is The Day We Fight Back (against mass surveillance) -- and we need your help to make it as impactful as it can be.

This will be BIG. This will be the biggest day of action against dragnet NSA surveillance in history. This will be The Day We Fight Back.

Do you remember two years ago when the Internet went dark to fight toxic legislation in Congress that would have crippled freedom on the Internet—the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—and we won?

Click here to learn more and to sign up to take part.

We understand the United States to be a democracy, founded upon a Constitution that affords us critical rights, and governed by the rule of law.

Yet for years, the NSA has exploited secret legal interpretations to undermine our privacy rights -- thus chilling speech and activism, and thereby threatening to subvert the very underpinnings of our democracy itself.

This Tuesday, February 11th, thousands of websites and organizations are joining together to demand an end to mass spying.

They range from the left (sites like DailyKos) to right (the Koch Brothers' group FreedomWorks), with plenty in between. Together, they wield a tremendous amount of influence.

On Tuesday, February 11th, we are mobilizing thousands to call on Congress to:

Pass the USA FREEDOM Act, which would end the bulk collection of Americans' phone records and institute other key reforms.
Defeat the so-called FISA Improvements Act, which would entrench -- and potentially expand -- the spying.
Create additional privacy protections for non-Americans.
End the NSA's subversion of encryption and other data security measures.