Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the online movement 'The Day We Fight Back' will commence with the help of the Libertarian Party and many other groups protesting President Obama's surveillance programs. An estimated 5,000 American websites, including the Libertarian Party's national website, will host banners urging people to call or email Congress to stop the Obama administration from spying on Americans. Activists will ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act and enact protections for non-Americans.
Last year the Libertarian Party was part of the popular Stop Watching Us campaign in Washington, D.C. That event was dealing with the same issue and was a physical protest; tomorrow's protest is an online effort to end the Orwellian efforts of President Obama and his gang. Last month the Electronic Frontier Foundation rated Obama 3.5 out of 12 points on his proposal to reform the NSA spying programs.
An online effort was successful two years ago when a coalition of individuals and freedom-oriented organizations defeated SOPA and PIPA which were Internet censorship bills disguised as a way to prevent piracy online. Organizers are banking they will be just as successful if not more so this time around as they fight to live in a free society.
Yesterday the Libertarian Party sent out an email to its membership which stated in part, "Edward Snowden's revelations of the NSA's mass surveillance programs have spawned one of the most successful political coalitions in modern American history, aimed at slapping back Big Brother. Hundreds of diverse political organizations — as well as countless American citizens — are banding together to oppose the government's egregious violation of our Fourth Amendment rights."
The Libertarian Party is urging its national membership to join and support 'The Day We Fight Back'. The Party and the movement are encouraging those with websites to post 'The Day We Fight Back' online banners as well as spread the word about the event tomorrow. They hope to generate enough coverage to force President Obama to change his ways and stop his violations against the U.S. Constitution.
Other organizations involved in the campaign are the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the ACLU, Greenpeace, Tumblr, Mozilla, the Campaign for Liberty and a long list of other sponsors. There is also a just announced Andriod app enabling users to call their Congressional representatives and other helpful features for tomorrow's protest.