On anniversary of Snowden leaks, group lobbies against mass surveillance
The advocacy comes on the heels of what the group sees as a Congress unwilling to pass reform adequate to protect Americans' privacy and security.
Several groups have banded together to call for an end to warrantless mass surveillance.
Fight for the Future and a coalition of groups are using the third anniversary of Edward Snowden's revelations of the extent of the NSA's surveillance practices to drum up support for the end of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. The program, the group said on its website, "has allowed for mass surveillance programs...that have been used by the U.S. government to warrantlessly collect and search the internet communications of people all over the world."
The group has launched a site, end702.com, calling for the "sunsetting" of 702, scheduled to expire on December 31, 2017.
"Congress will be forced to address how the provision has been used against U.S. residents and be counted in history as either continuing unprecedented warrantless mass surveillance or finally ending the law that enables it," according to a Fight for the Future release.