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Reward Edward Snowden for courageously leaking NSA docs

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Reward Edward Snowden for courageously leaking NSA docs

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Reward Edward Snowden for courageously leaking NSA docs
Dwight Crow started the campaign
Ed Snowden is the 29-year-old whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in decades, possibly in U.S. history . Now, his future is uncertain while he's on the run in Hong Kong. We should set a precedent by rewarding this type of extremely courageous behavior. It'… read full description
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Campaign Description:

Ed Snowden is the 29-year-old whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in decades, possibly in U.S. history. Now, his future is uncertain while he's on the run in Hong Kong.

We should set a precedent by rewarding this type of extremely courageous behavior. It's definitely apparent that legal fees may soon be a big part of his future, but I don't care how he uses the funds raised, whether it's for a business-class trip to Iceland or just to pay his hotel bills, it's a reward that I believe we shoudl band together and provide him with… Whether it's $5 or $500, his courage should be rewarded.

Idea: anything we can raise over a certain amount can go to a fund that rewards other whistleblowers like this. We should make this a precedent, where Americans (or people all over the world) are able to help people like Snowden who get themselves into hot water for doing something important they believe in.

I just kicked it off with $1,000… What can you contribute?

Even if you can't contribute, please copy+paste this link (http://tilt.tc/03Vq) to your Facebook and/or Twitter page in support!!!

UPDATE: This campaign has been verified by Crowdtilt

 
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UPDATE: Really stunned at the action everyone has taken. The commitment to support Snowden and by proxy a national dialogue on the balance of freedom and security is really moving. I hope this campaign serves as a tangible demonstration of solidarity with Edward Snowden's decision to risk much for his beliefs and the freedom of his countrymen.

We've tilted this campaign so I and Crowdtilt will begin looking for the most direct way to get the funds to Mr. Snowden. I'd love to continue this support, so please share the campaign (http://tilt.tc/03Vq) or contribute if you can, and absolutely reach out to your Senators and Representatives expressing your support for government transparency and your willingness to fiscally commit to the issue (politicians pay attention to money, so I hear :P). 

As to how we're reaching Snowden. When we began this campaign Mr. Snowden had a known Hong Kong location, and we believed we could wire him funds legally if indirectly through family members. Now that his location is unknown, we will still be attempting to reach him but the situation is significantly more difficult. If his location becomes known or if we can find a trusted journalist to forward funds we will still do so. If after 60 days Mr. Snowden's location is still unknown, I'd like to contribute the funds raised to the Electronic Freedom Foundation (https://eff.org/).

Thank you all so much for contributing, and please continue to press forward on civil liberties and a transparent government.
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