EPIC’s kicking off the new year with a bang on January 6 in Washington DC:
This one-day public conference will be devoted to an assessment of the TSA airport security procedures and recommendations for reform. Experts in law, aviation security, and health safety, advocates for flyers rights, privacy protection, and religious freedom, as well as lawmakers and policy advisors will participate in the event. The event will also include a rich media display, with images from airport protests, YouTube videos, and campaign materials.
Speakers include a lot of the key advocates: Kate Hanni of FlyersRights, Chip Pitts of BORDC, Prof. Jeffrey Rosen, security expert Bruce Schneier, pilot Michael Roberts of Fed Up Flyers, Nadhira Al-Khalili of CAIR, Jim Harper of the Cato Institute, and Ginger McCall and Lillie Coney of EPIC. It’s a great program, ending with a strategy session involving Congressional staffers. And the timing is perfect: taking the initiative as everybody comes back from vacation.
For those of us who can’t be there in person, it’ll be streamed live at http://tinyurl.com/CarefulScan, and there will be Twitter discussion on the #ScanTSA hashtag. There’s also a Facebook activism campaign. Please get involved — and tell your friends!