StopWatchingUs Rally Weekend: Calendar of Events

The StopWatchingUs coalition, is hosting a Lobby Day and Rally on Saturday October 26th, the anniversary of the landmark surveillance legislation the USA PATRIOT Act. We’ll be joining our coalition members and thousands of citizens to march to Capitol Hill in protest of the NSA’s dragnet surveillance.

At the rally, the coalition will be delivering a petition signed by more than 575,000 people to Congress, demanding surveillance reform.

Join us at 11:30 on at Columbus Circle to participate in this historic moment in the fight for privacy and against surveillance. For those of you that will not be able to attend, you can watch the event live.
To learn more about the StopWatchingUs coalition, and to add your name to the list of signatures, visit StopWatching.Us.

And right after the rally, we’re co-hosting a screening of the documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply, followed by a discussion with it’s director, Cullen Hoback?.

Here’s the full list of things going on!

Thursday, October 24th

Enemies of the State? Government Surveillance of Communities of Color
Free Press, the Center for Media Justice, Voices for Internet Freedom?
5:30pm – 7pm; RSVP
Busboys and Poets (Langston Room)?
2021 14th St NW

Projections Around D.C.?
ACLU Action
6:00pm – 12:00am?
Follow @ACLU_Action and #StopWatchingUs on Twitter for up-to-minute locations


Friday October 25th:

Smithsonian Symposium: “Inventing the Surveillance Society”
Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Museum?10:15am – 9:30pm;
More Information?
National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW

Lobby Day Training?
StopWatchingUs Coalition
9:00am – 11:00am; RSVP
TechFreedom Offices?
110 Maryland Avenue NE

Lobby Day Member Meetings
StopWatchingUs Coalition
10:00am – TBD?
Capitol Hill?
Please meet at the Lobby Day Training

The NSA Internet Surveillance System: Who has Oversight and How Transparent is the Program?
Internet Caucus Advisory Committee
12:00pm – 1:00pm; RSVP
Rayburn House Office Building?
Corners South Capitol St, First St, and C St, SW?
Room 2226

Projections Around D.C.?
ACLU Action
6:00pm – 12:00am
Follow @ACLU_Action and #StopWatchingUs on Twitter for up-to-minute locations

Cryptoparty Happy Hour
EPIC and Public Citizen?
4:30pm – 7:00pm; RSVP?
EPIC Offices?
1600 20th Street NW

EFF Speakeasy
Electronic Frontier Foundation?
7:00pm – End of Night; RSVP
Science Club
1136 19th St NW

Saturday October 26th

Rally Against Mass Surveillance!
StopWatchingUs Coalition?
11:30pm – 3:00pm; Sign Up!
Meet at Columbus Circle, march to the Capitol Reflecting Pool?
In front of Union Station

Screening: Terms and Conditions May Apply & Discussion with Director Cullen Hoback?
Demand Progress, Restore the Fourth, Access
5:00pm – 8:00pm; RSVP
The Fund for American Studies?
1706 New Hampshire Ave NW


The StopWatching.Us coalition is comprised of more than 100 organizations, companies, and public figures. Coalition members include Access, ACLU, Ben & Jerry’s, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Code Pink, Demand Progress, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), EFF, Fight for the Future, Free Press, FreedomWorks, Generation Opportunity, the Libertarian Party, Mozilla, Public Knowledge, reddit, Restore the Fourth, Students for Liberty, ThoughtWorks and Young Americans for Liberty.