WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2012) – The Sikh Coalition is proud to announce that tomorrow morning it will unveil FlyRights an innovative mobile application that allows users to report instances of airport profiling in real time. Of note, reports filed through the FlyRights app will be considered official, actionable complaints by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
FlyRights creates a novel marriage between technology and civil rights activism. It is the first and only mobile application created to combat racial profiling at airports. Major news media, such as the Washington Post, have already written articles about the application.
The application will be available for download tomorrow, Monday, April 30th in the Apple App Store and the Android Market. We call on all our supporters to download FlyRights on their phone tomorrow and start filing reports of unfair treatment at airports if you believe it is appropriate. Policy will not change unless you make your voice heard. This application is easy to use and will ensure that your voice will officially be heard by the TSA and DHS.
The launch event will be live-streamed here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sikhcoalition.