We’re in the thick of the fight to sunset Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, which has been used (illegally) to authorize mass metadata surveillance on all of us. We’re holding a vigil tonight at Sen. Warren’s office (the JFK Building, 15 New Sudbury St., Boston) to help influence both Senators to allow Section 215 to expire at the end of May 31. The Senate is likely to vote on two competing bills Saturday – a short-term straight reauthorization, and a token reform called the USA FREEDOM Act. We oppose them both.
Please consider coming with us and doing your part. Six months ago, nobody thought we had a prayer of actually sunsetting this provision, and ending the NSA’s mass metadata surveillance of Americans. Now, it’s actually within reach. Help us get there!
There will be similar vigils in dozens of cities, but it looks like Boston will be one of the biggest.