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Letter to Congress: Do Your Job and Curb Domestic Spying

It’s time for Congress to act! Over two dozen civil rights and civil liberties groups sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee asking for common sense reforms to curb improper spying on law-abiding Americans and to “enhance protections of … Continue reading

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Van Hollen, Raskin, Flowers, twenty other MD candidates respond to MCCRC/Peace Action questionnaire

Twenty three candidates for Senate and 3d, 6th, and 8th Congressional District Representative seats have responded to a 13 part questionnaire circulated by MCCRC and Peace Action Montgomery.  The questionnaire and links to election pages and candidate questionnaire pages can … Continue reading

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Experts from broad coalition conduct briefing on bipartisan Surveillance State Repeal Act

As reported in ThinkProgress and elsewhere, experts from across the political spectrum convened in the Cannon House Office Building on Tuesday afternoon to strongly advocate the Surveillance State Repeal Act (SSRA) before an audience of press, public, and congressional staff.  … Continue reading

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Press release, Rep. Mark Pocan: Pocan & Massie Introduce Legislation to Repeal PATRIOT Act

Legislation would end NSA Dragnet Collection of Personal Communications Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act. The legislation would repeal dragnet federal surveillance laws, while overhauling the NSA’s … Continue reading

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2013 in review

Here’s the WordPress.com 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take … Continue reading

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Banner drop at Fort Meade: “Save America – Close the NSA”

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, two carloads of activists drove to the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade to demonstrate against the U.S. surveillance state. They unfurled banners over US-295 with a simple message: Save America – Close the NSA. [videography, … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation lobbies Senator Mikulski for real surveillance reform

A Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition (MCCRC) delegation met Friday morning with staff from Senator Barbara Mikulski’s office to discuss Mikulski’s position on the ongoing NSA scandals and urge her to support real reform.  The delegation included Thomas Nephew (MCCRC), … Continue reading

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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: https://rally.stopwatching.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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