"We" also includes some key corporate members, reminiscent of the coalition that came together to fight the undemocratic Stop Online Piracy Act.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other tech titans collectively added their names Monday to a growing list of websites and organizations supporting a digital day of protest Tuesday against the National Security Agency's spy programs.Call or email your representative and senators. You can use this link to be automatically connected.
The Reform Government Surveillance coalition—which also includes AOL, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yahoo—is the most prominent addition to a protest that has gained thousands of new supporters over the past week. The coalition has already been vocal in its opposition to NSA surveillance, and has long pressed for the ability to be more transparent with customers about government data requests. [...]
"The ultimate goal is to provide more esteem for the USA Freedom Act and other measures and to ensure that [Sen. Dianne] Feinstein's so-called FISA Improvements Act never sees the light of day," said David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, told National Journal last week.
Tell them to support the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361/S. 1599), an important first step in stopping mass spying, reforming the FISA court, and increasing transparency, and to oppose S. 1631, the so-called FISA Improvements Act. Feinstein's bill would entrench some of the worst forms of NSA surveillance and extend the NSA surveillance programs in unprecedented ways. It would allow the NSA to continue to collect the phone records of hundreds of millions of Americans not suspected of any crime and could expand into collecting records of Internet usage.