By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11

PHOTO: Susan Melkisethian
PHOTO: Susan Melkisethian

A coalition of organizations and companies called StopWatching.Us held a “Rally Against Mass Surveillance” in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 2013. They delivered a petition demanding that Congress end the National Security Administration’s surveillance of people in the United States, arguing that it is unconstitutional. Many organizations, like the American Civil Liberties Union, and people with different political opinions, supported the rally because they want the U.S. government to be held accountable for the NSA’s actions.