The heroic revelations made by whistleblower Edward Snowden have let the world know: The National Security Agency (NSA) is watching you — and everyone you know — creating a climate of fear. It chills free speech and violates your Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
But a movement is building to change all this.
The Libertarian Party was among the first groups to join a broad and growing coalition of organizations operating under the umbrella Stop Watching Us, which aims to stop the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans.
The coalition will hold a rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, on the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Patriot Act. Thousands of people from across the political spectrum are expected to unite in Washington, D.C., to demand: Stop watching us.
Speakers at the rally will include 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson, whistleblower Thomas Drake, social critic Naomi Wolfe, former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, and Rep. Justin Amash.
Marchers will gather in front of Union Station at 11:30 a.m. by the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain in Columbus Circle.
Shortly after noon, a march will begin to the National Mall at 3rd Street and Madison Dr. NW, in front of the Capitol Reflecting Pool where the rally will feature speakers, musicians, and performers from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
To RSVP, or for more details about the rally, visit: https://rally.stopwatching.us/