From Our Friends at ‘Fight for the Future’
U.S. Congress is a mess.
So many politicians blatantly push for policies that harm all of us, just because the special interests that fund their campaigns want them to.
Because of this, Congress tries to hide — taking vague positions, pushing for watered down legislation, or remaining silent at critical moments.
This week, they’re expected to renew debate on CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a bill that would give corporations sweeping legal immunity when they share your data with the government.
Now more than ever, it’s so important that we don’t let our lawmakers hide in the shadows.
This scoreboard is a tool we can use to hold politicians accountable and demand they stand up for our basic human and Constitutional rights.
Surveillance will define our future. Let’s make sure the future isn’t terrible.
For the Internet,
~Evan at Fight for the Future
P.S. As much as we’ve talked about how bad CISA is for expanding mass surveillance, there’s another side to the law that just made it even worse. Late last week, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island introduced an amendment to expand the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the law that has been used time and again to persecute digital activists, including our friend Aaron Swartz. That’s despicable, and needs to be quashed immediately — so take action now to help kill CISA.