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 February 11, 2014  Posted by  Featured News

Adi Kamdar of EFF has some great ideas of what you can do to make your voice heard to stop mass spying:

In the US? Call Congress today.

Dial 202-552-0505 or click here to enter your phone number and have our call tool connect you

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Calling Congress takes just five minutes and is the most effective action you can take right now to let your elected officials know that mass surveillance must end.

Here’s what you should say:

I’d like Senator/Representative __ to support and co-sponsor H.R. 3361/S. 1599, 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.

Outside the US? Take action now.

Mass spying affects all of us worldwide. Demand an end to mass surveillance by signing the 13 Principles petition.

More ways to get involved

After you have called Congress or signed the 13 Principles, share this action widely.

Join me in demanding an end to illegal mass surveillance. Take action now: https://thedaywefightback.org/?r=eff #StoptheNSA

On your social network of choice, be sure to use the hashtag #StoptheNSA.

There are also a handful of in-person events occurring around the world—protests, discussions, cryptoparties, and more. Don’t see one in your area? It’s not too late to throw one together today.

Today we fight back

This fight is more important than ever. Our world has radically changed since last June, when newspapers started reporting on mass spying based on documents revealed by Edward Snowden. Today, it is widely known that the international spy agencies collect users’ phone callsemailsaddress booksbuddy listscalling recordsonline video game chatsfinancial documentsbrowsing historytext messages, and calendar data. We also know that the security agencies have hacked deep into the backbone of the Internet and disrupted international encryption standards. These activities compromise the confidence and safety of countless people, organizations, and companies.

The President’s NSA review group has demanded expansive reforms to NSA surveillance programs. The Congressionally mandated Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hascondemned NSA surveillance programs as illegal. And recent polls have shown that a majority of Americans oppose governmental mass collection of phone and Internet data.

It’s time to turn this momentum into action. Call Congress today, or if you’re abroad, make your voice heard.

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