Monthly Archives: October 2013

Stop Watching Us Coalition “Lobby Day”: a report back

[by Martine Zee] Last Friday, I joined dozens of other activists for a “Stop Watching Us Lobby Day” dedicated to opposing NSA mass surveillance.   We were thrilled to learn that the coalition had booked 55 appointments with Congressional Members … Continue reading

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Thousands join weekend DC rally demanding “Stop Watching Us!”

On a beautiful fall afternoon, demonstrators from around the country marched to within shouting distance of the Capitol to demand that the U.S. government “Stop Watching Us.” Many MCCRC activists, supporters, and friends were there, too, of course, and several … Continue reading

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Today’s the day – “Stop Watching Us” Rally

Stop Watching Us: March begins 12 noon, Columbus Circle NE near Union Station March ends at Capitol Reflecting Pool rally point (center of map) Speakers will include Congressman Justin Amash, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security … Continue reading

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Join the resistance — support MCCRC’s movie outreach!

We’re doing something new: a fundraising campaign on our IndieGoGo site. As already mentioned in our latest emailing (you are subscribed, right?),  the goal is to raise $500 to improve our successful movie outreach campaign with a new screen, new … Continue reading

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Thank Edward Snowden – by acting on these NSA-related bills!

The revelations by Edward Snowden have stunned the public — and they’ve even stunned Congress, so that a raft of bills have been sponsored addressing various aspects of the NSA scandal. We’ve identified some of the best ones below — … Continue reading

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Guest post: Equality for Eid – stay home from school, Oct 15

[by Mariam Mirza, CAIR-MD Outreach Coordinator] The American Muslim community has been advocating for over a decade to have the two annual Muslim holidays included on public school calendars. The two holidays, Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha, are a time of celebration … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation presses Van Hollen: FISA court reform is fine – but end bulk collection too

On Thursday, a Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition delegation met with Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) to register again their disappointment with the Congressman’s July vote against the Amash-Conyers bill, and discuss NSA reform measures we recommend. The delegation included … Continue reading

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