I'm sorry, but "things like immigration reform, gay rights, abortion" aren't "distractions" to the 11 million undocumented workers living in this country, the millions of gay and lesbian citizens living without the full protection of the law, or the women in states that either require invasive, unnecessary medical procedures to get a safe and legal abortion (or those living in states that don't have an abortion provider at all).
The fact that you consider these things distractions indicates that you are already largely protected by our legal system without the need to worry about persecution for things less trivial than what you do with your cell phone. That's a good thing. We should all enjoy these protections (including the legal freedom do whatever we want with our personal electronics). I just ask that you please stop and think before you dismiss the issues confronting our country as distractions for "the masses."