November 24th 2010 is National Opt Out and Protest Day for Naked Body Scanners

www.WeWontFly.com is hosting a national Opt Out and Protest of Naked Body Scanners on the busiest travel day of the year, November 24th –the day before Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010 is NATIONAL OPT-OUT DAY!

It’s the day we stand up refuse our consent to the federal government’s virtual strip search porno-scanners and enhanced patdown groping techniques. You should never have to explain to your children, “Remember: no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it’s a government employee, then it’s OK.”

The goal of National Opt Out Day is to force change on the TSA and get the travel industry working for us. Opting out will overwhelm the TSA rent-a-gropers and force the roll back of both the porno scanners and the enhanced groping We have a right to privacy. Buying a plane ticket does not mean that we’re guilty until proven innocent. Many people do not understand what they consent to when choosing to fly.

Who?

You, your family, friends and community traveling by air on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

What?

National Opt-Out Day. While the government doesn’t always like to advertise this, you have the ability to opt-out of the naked body porno scanner machines (AIT, or Advanced Imaging Technology, as the government calls it). All you have to do is say “I opt out” when they tell you to go through one of the machines. You will then be given a pat downgrope. After the grope, file a TSA complaint and report the incident to non-profit EPIC.

Where?

At an airport near you! Organize an educational demonstration at your airport now.

When?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010. That’s right: November 24 – one of the busiest travel days of the year! We want families to sit around the dinner table, eating turkey, talking about how a government employee molested them at the airport. We hope the outrageous experience motivates continued resistance to these intrusive and dangerous procedures.

Why?

We are sick of “security theater.” These naked body scanners do not make us a more secure nation. In fact, the scanners, which use radiation, may not even be safe for our long-term health. The government should not have the ability to virtually strip search anyone it wants. Why should a government employee get to see a naked scan of a passenger, and do who knows what in the back room while viewing that image? We have already heard stories of TSA officials laughing at small genitals and making certain women go through the machines or taking off extra clothes, reducing them to tears. This is absolutely sick behavior. If you don’t like it and don’t want to be virtually strip searched, then too bad says the government. To try and make everyone comply with the naked body scanners, the government has made the alternative worse! With their enhanced pat downs, TSA now touches the genitals and private areas of men, women and children with the front of the hand! We do not believe the government has a right to see you naked or feel you up just because you bought an airline ticket. There are better, less invasive security measures that can be taken.

How?

By saying “I opt out” when told to go through the body imaging machines and submitting to a pat down. Also, demand the pat down by TSA be in full public view – do not go to the back room when asked. Every citizen must see for themselves how the government treats law-abiding citizens.

Courtesy National Opt Out Day.