In mid November, 2010, an admin at Reddit.com, Raldi, suggested the beginning of a site-based initiative to inform the public of the injustices and discrimination from the Transportation Security Administration & Department of Homeland Security, in order to get the public involved and to promote a way to end the usage of the Full Body Scanners and pat downs.
A Few of the users on the site stepped up to take charge, and with help from thousands of other Reddit.com users, Operation “Grab Ass” on Reddit became “Fly With Dignity.” We all put together this website, donating our time, effort, and skills to create it. We have planned various ad copies to run and pamphlets to hand out. The organization is quickly becoming an initiative to bring change nationally, and we hope we can do this for the good of our generation, and our future generations.
We originally began with a plan to run advertising through major media outlets to gain attention, we now plan this along with other ways to get the public involved and to support our goal of a moratorium on the Backscatter X-Ray machines, as well as the end to pat-downs at the airport, both of which invade our privacy, and are degrading as a human being and American citizen. If you agree with these ideas, we urge you to sign our petition and get involved in our various methods. Anything from a simple phone call or email to opting out at the airports will cause a reaction that will bring us one step closer to our goal.
We are not a politically motivated organization, nor have affiliation with any charities or other groups. We are a literal form of grass-roots, and intend to not make this a matter of politics or special interests. What matters here is the preservation of our civil liberties and protection of our rights when visiting public establishments.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
If you are a reporter and wish to write about us, or publish us to help us spread the word, click here.
Our Thanks to People such as Rick @ Signazon for helping us with our protest.