In May 2013, Edward Snowden left his work as an infrastructure analyst for the National Security Agency and fled the United States. He is currently facing charges for exposing how authorities systematically hack private communication including e-mails and phone calls. Help us convince President Obama to grant Edward Snowden a Presidential pardon before leaving office. Sign the petition, and spread the word by letting Edward Snowden deliver your voicemail and holiday Out of Office reply. #SNOWDENOUTOFOFFICE




Edward Snowden stood up for our rights, prompting a global debate on mass surveillance that changed the world – yet he faces decades in prison for it.

When Snowden shared US intelligence documents with journalists in June 2013, he revealed the shocking extent of global mass surveillance. He showed how governments were secretly scooping up huge chunks of our personal communications, including private emails, phone locations, web histories and much more. All without our consent.

His courage changed the world. He sparked a global debate, changing laws and helping to protect our privacy.

Edward Snowden is a human rights hero, yet he faces decades in prison under charges that treat him like a spy who sold secrets to enemies of the USA.

Please sign our petition, which we have launched in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Pardon Snowden campaign.

Tell President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, a whistleblower who acted solely in the public interest.




When human rights abuses occur, the public must learn about them to be able to react and hold those responsible to account. Whistleblowers play a critical role in upholding constitutional and human rights guarantees and should be celebrated, not punished. Edward Snowden must be pardoned, whistleblowers across the world must be protected, and indiscriminatory mass surveillance of personal data must stop as a matter of urgency.

– Johanna Westeson Amnesty International, Sweden.

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