DownsizeDC.org
October 18, 2013
The Feds Have Your Address Book
By Jim Babka

We have an important announcement following today's...

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Another NSA crime was unveiled last week.

I used DownsizeDC.org’s "Hands Off the Internet Campaign" to tell Congress to stop this. I hope you will do the same.

The hardwired message says...

As a constituent, I insist that you oppose any attempts to undermine Internet freedom.

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The NSA collects contact lists from email and messaging accounts.  (wapo.st/1gFM2f9).

These lists are being taken from millions of Americans without a warrant.

The NSA claims to use "checks and balances" to protect Americans' privacy. But no such claim can make it ok to violate the 4th Amendment.

Even worse, Congress never authorized this program!

A hacker who collects contact lists is a CRIMINAL. How are NSA employees different?

I DENY CONSENT.

Put a stop to ALL unconstitutional surveillance. Or do you take the side of criminals?

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ANNOUNCEMENT

From the coalition group StopWatching.us, of which DownsizeDC.org is a part:

Right now the NSA is spying on everyone's personal communications, and they're operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 569,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress that we want them to rein in the NSA.

On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we're taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We'll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us — and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.

DownsizeDC.org invites you to get involved…

Thanks for whatever you can do to help smash the Surveillance State!

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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