Monthly Archives: September 2013

NSA legislative overview

Below is a current checklist of NSA-related legislation introduced in the wake of Edward Snowden’s summer revelations. Links like “H.R.####” for each bill lead to the “OpenCongress” summary page for that bill, where you can find the full text, sponsor … Continue reading

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Strong “We Need To Know” coalition advocates Franken, Lofgren transparency bills

This morning, a remarkable “We Need To Know” coalition sent a strong message to Capitol Hill and the White House in advocating for surveillance transparency legislation — that is, in making it possible and legal for companies to report the … Continue reading

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Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance — Sat Oct 26

What: Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance When: Sat., Oct. 26, 12‚Äď3 p.m. Where: Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C. (march from Columbus Circle, Union Station) Who: You and thousands of others fighting to restore our privacy On October … Continue reading

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“We need to know” – MCCRC joins surveillance transparency initiative

We’re proud to add the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition to an important initiative of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT): “We Need To Know.” The initiative is bringing together civil liberties advocates like the ACLU and Electronic Frontier … Continue reading

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Free showing of “Top Secret America” Tuesday, September 24, 7pm at Electric Maid

On Tuesday, September 24, the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition will host a free showing of the original 2011 FRONTLINE documentary “Top Secret America: The Hidden Legacy of 9/11.” The documentary is based on the seminal 2010 Washington Post series … Continue reading

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Thank you Edward Snowden! (Metro bus ad edition)

Saying “thank you” to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden never goes out of style — especially when you can make surveillance state bureaucrat heads explode by saying it on the side of a Metro bus. ūüôā * That seems to be … Continue reading

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“Van Hollen wrong on NSA” petition drive continues at Takoma Park Folk Festival

“Help stop the NSA!¬† We’re unhappy that Chris Van Hollen missed a huge opportunity to do just that earlier this summer.” MCCRC activists collected over 80 signatures for our “Van Hollen, Delaney: Wrong on NSA” petition at the Takoma Park … Continue reading

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