Grassroots consumer advocate We Won’t Fly is organizing educational outreach events and mass airport body scanner opt outs at airports around the nation for National Opt Out Day,November 24. Our aim is to prepare travelers for the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security theater so that passengers can make informed decisions before getting trapped in the lines. We will also highlight the privacy and health dangers of the scanners by slowing down their fake security and forcing a rollback so we can get real passenger security instead.
The goal of National Opt Out Day is (1) to educate the traveling public about airport naked-body scanners and the new “enhanced” TSA groping so they can make an informed decision;(2) force positive change on the TSA by slowing down their security theater with creative protest;and (3) show the airlines our consumer power so that they will lobby the government on our behalf to get the naked-body scanners removed and the TSA abolished. The government has failed us. We’re taking our message of real security,dignity and privacy to the airlines until they get on our side.
How to Opt Out
Say “I opt out”. When/if TSA agents direct you to a full body x-ray scanner,tell them:“I opt out.” Be prepared for screaming,intimidation and groping. Don’t let the TSA agents move you into a back room! Keep an eye on your property and stand your ground. Let every individual see how the TSA is treating peaceful travelers.