A broad coalition of organizations, companies, and individuals are loudly voicing their stance against unwarranted mass spying—over
6,000 websites have joined together today to demand reform. Countless
users—represented by groups like EFF, Demand Progress, ACLU, PEN, and
Access, as well as companies like Google, Twitter, Mozilla, and
reddit—demand reform to governmental collection of innocent users'
Over the past few years, we've seen the Internet as a political force
make waves in Washington. From our defeat of the Internet censorship
bill SOPA to our battles over CISPA, and the TPP, history has shown that
we can activate our networks to beat back legislation that threatens our ability to connect, as well as champion bills that will further our rights online.
We can win this.
We can stop mass spying. With public opinion polls on our side,
unprecedented pressure from presidential panels and oversight boards,
and millions of people speaking out around the world, we've got a chance
now to change surveillance policy for good.
year, we were presented with a new opportunity—an opportunity in the
form of leaks that showed us the truth about deeply invasive
surveillance programs around the world. This is the year we make good on that opportunity. Let's ensure that sacrifices made by whistleblowers and risks taken by brave journalists were not done in vain.