Today, a bipartisan coalition of 86 civil liberties organizations and Internet companies – including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, reddit, Mozilla, FreedomWorks, and the American Civil Liberties Union – are demanding swift action from Congress in light of the recent revelations about unchecked domestic surveillance.
In an open letter to lawmakers sent today, the groups call for a
congressional investigatory committee, similar to the Church Committee
of the 1970s. The letter also demands legal reforms to rein in domestic
spying and demands that public officials responsible for this illegal
surveillance are held accountable for their actions. Read the letter here.
From Ron Paul's email: For decades, I've been warning about the dangers of U.S. government surveillance programs being used against American citizens.
Of course, snoop-state insiders laughed at me every
time I raised concerns about allowing the federal government to read the
emails, monitor the online activity, and seize the phone records of
Americans without obtaining a warrant.
But no one is laughing now . . .
Sign a petition to Congress demanding a stop to the spying and, in particular, to the federal government's next step, creating a national ID card. Imagine a card that contains your biometric information combined with with the NSA information. Congress is actually voting on it next week!
Read more about it here.