New York, NY — The indictment of NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner may be the opening salvo in the Trump Administration’s self-described war on leaks. Reality is facing a serious charge under the Espionage Act for allegedly sharing an NSA report on Russian attempts to compromise the 2016 US Presidential election. Concerned New Yorkers and political activists will show their support for Reality on Wednesday afternoon by gathering on the south steps of New York’s Union Square to declare they #StandWithReality
When: 2:30pm EST, TODAY, Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Where: Union Square Park (South Steps), 101 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
What: Vigil in support of Reality Leigh Winner, typographic placards will spell out #STANDWITHREALITY
Who: Concerned New Yorkers in support of Reality Winner hosted by People for Bernie Sanders, Courage Foundation, Democrats.com, and The Sparrow Project
Why: On June 5th, 2017, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrest of 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner, a federal contractor in Augusta, Georgia (USA), on charges of allegedly sharing an NSA report on Russian military intelligence’s hacking efforts during the final days of the 2016 election with a news outlet. Reality Winner deserves widespread support as she faces an administration that has openly declared war on journalists and their sources.