Taskforce is a volunteer group working at the intersection of technology and politics.

We create campaigns to advocate for better technology policy.

We build open source tools to help make citizen advocacy more effective.

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Campaigns we've launched:

The Day We Fight Back

thedaywefightback.org is the central hub website for an online protest against mass surveillance on February 11th, 2014


Stop Watching Us

Taskforce designed, developed and hosted the Stop Watching Us site for the Rally against Mass Surveillance.


Sina Khanifar, JP Schneider, Thomas Davis, Jeremy Dunck, Austin Riba, Ismail Jadun, Cole Gleason, BenDoernberg, Orta, Eli

Defund the NSA

Taskforce campaign site in collaboration with Demand Progress and Fight for the Future in support of the Amash amendment to Defund the NSA. Resulted in 10,000+ calls to Congress.



Taskforce created the campaign site for Restore the Fourth 8/4 "1984 Day" rallies that happened in over a dozen cities around the country.


Fix the DMCA is a Taskforce campaign that aims to reform §1201 of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to make repairing, unlocked, and modifying devices and content legal.


Sina Khanifar, Joe Kumph, Austin Riba, Dimitri Fischler, Sohail Khanifar.

The Debt Collective is a campaign supported by Taskforce members that aims to help us work together to renegotiate our payments or even demand the cancellation of illegitimate debts.


Karissa McKelvey, JP Schneider, Jeremy Dunck.

Tools we've built:


Call-congress is a Taskforce tool that allows anyone to connect with their representatives in Congress via phone. Commercial tools cost thousands of dollars per month, ours is completely free and open source.



We're currently working on a project with Sunlight Labs to make emailing legislators simple and easy. At the moment we’re helping process every congressonal contact form into a unified YAML format.


Sina Khanifar, Thomas Davis, Paul Nickerson, Braunson Yager, Eli Sakov.


Project Megaphone allows any website to add a responsive banner to their site to promote a cause, similar to the function of the Internet Defense League. It also allows messages to be geographically targeted to particular localities.



Facebook, Twitter and Google Sharing buttons typically ping a third-party script before rendering, giving those sites information about each visitor.

Social-buttons-server is a node server that caches social count data and keeps user data private.



Thedaywefightback.js is a JavaScript snippet that automatically activates at midnight of February 11th and adds a banner to your site for 26 hours in support of thedaywefightback.org.



node-geoip-web is a very fast IP geolocation server written in node. We use it to target banners to people in specific geographic areas without relying on a third-party service so that we can better control who sees IP and location data.


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Plato said that "the chief penalty [of good people who refuse to lead] is to be governed by someone worse."

If we, the people who make technology, don't act to defend it, who will?

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