[Advocacy Advisors] Calling for reform regarding mass government surveillance

Nikolas Becker nikolas.becker at wikimedia.de
Fri Mar 20 00:05:46 UTC 2015

Hi Michelle,

thank you for letting us know about this step in advance and good luck for
this action!

Best wishes

2015-03-19 23:19 GMT+01:00 Michelle Paulson <mpaulson at wikimedia.org>:

> Hi All,
> I wanted to let you know that the Wikimedia Foundation will be signing on
> to a letter addressed to Congress, President Obama, and the NSA, among
> others, calling for (1) an end to the U.S. government's bulk collection
> under the USA PATRIOT Act <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act>; and
> (2) greater transparency and accountability.
> The letter, as well as the identities of the broad coalition of
> co-signers, is unfortunately embargoed until Wednesday (25 March) morning
> when it goes public. I will follow up with this list then with a copy of
> the letter, but wanted to let you know about the action we plan on taking
> to further voice our opposition to mass government surveillance and the
> chilling effect it has on Wikimedia users and projects.
> Thanks!
> -Michelle
> ==
> Michelle Paulson
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