At 11:30 am Eastern Time this morning, I’ll be outside Union Station in Washington, DC to help kick off a national demonstration against massive unconstitutional surveillance by the U.S. military and Department of Justice. If all goes well, there will be no way for you to find me; I hope to be lost in a sea of fed up people. If the demonstration is a fizzle, find me by looking for the guy in jeans, black shoes and a corduroy jacket.
I’m investing significant time and trouble, covering some distance to be there and document the event. I recognize that many Americans can’t manage the same, living so far from DC that the protest might as well be on the moon.
Fortunately, I’ve discovered this morning that there are three regional demonstrations today scattered across the country. Meet at Five Points South in Birmingham AL at 12 pm Eastern time, or at Federal Plaza in Chicago IL at 12:30 Central time, or at the Texas State Capitol building in Austin TX at 12 pm Central time to demonstrate with your body that no, we the people do not support a reckless surveillance state.
With the demonstrations in the South, the Midwest and Texas added to the march on DC, a majority of the American people have an anti-surveillance demonstration within their reach today. Will they be there?