Hey, this is a little personal, but I wanted to share it with you. If you ever wondered why we at Fight for the Future are up all night working nonstop to defend the free and open Internet, it’s because each and every one of us has a story about how the Internet has changed our lives.
Early this morning, amid rising online outcry including a tweet from Edward Snowden, the House of Representatives passed the year-end “omnibus” spending bill, which contained the final version of controversial cyber surveillance legislation that offers corporations legal immunity when they share data with the Federal government.
Fight for the Future launches site to send Chelsea a flurry of birthday cards
Today is imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 28th birthday. She has been in prison since she was 22, and is serving a 35 year sentence for exposing some of the U.S. government’s worst abuses.
To celebrate Chelsea’s birthday and highlight the ongoing support for her fair treatment and release, Fight for the Future has launched a website that allows anyone to send Chelsea a physical birthday card with a customized message with just a few clicks.