Sign the petition to help send Snowden home

Who is he?

Edward Snowden is an American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA), starting in June 2013. Snowden’s leaked documents revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many of them run by the NSA and the Five Eyes with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments. His disclosures have fuelled debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy, and the balance between national security and information privacy.

Where is he?

On June 23, Snowden flew to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. Snowden remained in the airport transit zone for 39 days, during which time he applied for asylum in 21 countries. On August 1, 2013, Russian authorities granted him a one-year temporary asylum. A year later, Russia issued Snowden a three-year residency permit. He lives in an undisclosed location in Russia and is seeking asylum in the European Union.

What’s happening now?

Snowden is now stuck in Russia, facing solitary confinement, ridicule, and life in prison if US agents grab him.

“Edward Snowden exposed the mind-boggling and illegal level of surveillance the US government is conducting on, well, all of us. His welcome in Russia runs out soon, and he’s got nowhere to go. But Brazilian President Dilma is angry at US surveillance and experts say she might brave massive US pressure to consider asylum for Snowden!” – Avaaz.org

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in the Sydney greater metropolitan area and Hunter Central Coast of N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How can we help?

If Snowden’s act of truth-telling leads to punishment, it sends the wrong signal to abusive governments and whistleblowers everywhere. We can send President Dilma the largest citizen-supported asylum bid in history by signing the petition.

“As citizens from around the world deeply concerned with the massive violation of our privacy, we call on you to grant asylum to whistleblower Edward Snowden. As the leader of a global movement for internet freedom and privacy, Brazil is the perfect home for a man who sacrificed his life to disclose invasive and illegal US spying.” – Avaaz.org petition

Sign now and help send Snowden home:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/send_snowden_home_loc/?fpbr

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