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The movement to end mass surveillance and protect privacy is growing. On February 11th, over 5,000 websites participated in "The Day We Fight Back," a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA's mass spying. All together, the coalition generated over 86,000 calls and wrote nearly 180,000 emails to Congress.
It will take even more pressure to convince lawmakers to take action. We're joining the movement by asking our readers to write to Congress in support of the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan effort to rein in the worst abuses of the NSA. The bill would end the bulk collection of Americans’ records, allow communications providers to disclose the number of surveillance orders they receive, mandate the government publish how many people are subject to surveillance orders and make public significant FISA court opinions.
To truly end the NSA's out-of-control surveillance and abuse of power, we need real reform. Write to your representative and senators now and tell them to support the USA Freedom Act. To amplify your voice, call the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 or tweet using the hashtag #StoptheNSA.
A reporter takes a mobile phone picture of National Security Agency (NSA) Director U.S. Army General Keith Alexander. (Reuters)