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Fight for our future: protest the surveillance state on the 12th anniversary of the USA Patriot Act

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Upset about the NSA surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden? Feeling frustrated about how quickly the surveillance state is spreading down to our state and local police departments? Want to raise your voice in defense of democratic ideals like freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the right to be left alone? 

Come to Washington DC on October 26th, the twelfth anniversary of the signing of the USA Patriot Act. Thousands of activists from all over the country are descending on the nation's capital to say with one loud voice: Stop Watching Us!

When: Saturday, October 26th, 12 PM

Where: Columbus Circle (in front of Union Station), Washington DC

Why: To fight the surveillance state!

Who: A coalition of over 100 advocacy organizations, activists from around the nation, and YOU!

How to get to DC: The Stop Watching Us coalition has organized buses to the protest leaving from NYC, Baltimore, Philly, and Charlottesville; tickets are $10, but if you can't afford it, email these kind folks and they'll make sure you get on the bus.

If you live somewhere else, check out this rideshare board to see if other people from your neck of the woods have space in their carpool. If you live in the Boston area and you want to help organize, or you're interested in attending but aren't sure of how to do it, contact Alex Marthews of Digital Fourth. Boston area people who plan to attend should register here; if there are enough of us, we'll get a bus.

Can't make it to DC? Help us spread the word by sharing this page or the video above.

Our future is worth fighting for. See you in the streets.

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