On Friday the 29th, Shirley, a local 38 Degrees member, has arranged to hand the Stop Government Snooping petition in to our MP, Craig Whittaker.
Energy Royd, as an online community of content creators, contributors and readers, has a direct interest in protecting internet privacy.
The petition hand-in is taking place at 1st Floor, Spring Villa at 16 Church Lane, Huddersfield, HD6 1AT. Everyone is invited to join Shirley on Friday at 3.30pm, to get ready to meet Craig Whittaker at 3.45pm. A strong turnout will show him that many people in Calderdale oppose the government’s plans to spy on who we email, text and call.
The Petition says:
Dear David Cameron,
Respect our privacy. Stop the internet and phone snooping plan.
- Don’t spy on our e-mail, phone and internet use
- Keep your election promise to “reverse the rise of the surveillance state”
- This is Britain, not China or Iran. We don’t want the government spying on our every move
Why the petition?
The government has set out its new plans for the year ahead in the Queen’s Speech. They want new powers to invade our privacy.
They plan to collect and keep information on all of us about who we call, text and email, and which websites we visit. And they won’t need a warrant or reason.
38 Degrees says:
“Our civil liberties have taken a battering in recent years from politicians of all backgrounds. Now it’s time to for us to push back.”
You can sign the petition here. So far over 184,000 people have signed. 38 degrees is hoping for 200,000 by the hand-in time.
What is 38 Degrees?
This is how 38 Degrees describes itself:
“38 Degrees is the angle at which an avalanche happens. In the UK, 38 Degrees will enable people to act together, to create an avalanche for change.”