Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Rating: 4.88 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, International

Location: 8 Bridge Street Suite A Northampton DC 01060 USA

Mission: The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) is a national non-profit grassroots organization. We defend the rule of law and rights and liberties challenged by overbroad national security and counter-terrorism policies. We support an ideologically, ethnically, geographically, and generationally diverse grassroots movement to protect and restore these principles by encouraging widespread civic participation; educating people about the significance of our rights; and cultivating grassroots networks to convert concern, outrage, and fear into debate and action.
Results: BORDC has coordinated campaigns from coast-to-coast that have secured official resolutions from over 430 city & municipal governments representing millions of Americans.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Bill of Rights Defense Committe is the most active group and organization that I know of that works tirelessly to restore freedom to our country.

They understand the importance of reporting the failings of our U.S. Congress in the preserving of our U.S. Constitution. They also understand the urgency to pass resolutions in all levels of government throughout the country, to guard ordinary American citizens against tyranny and military indefinite detention.

The BORDC continually inspires me to write and publish my works in order to educate and inform the uninformed people of our nation. It is their unparalelled efforts that provide me with the energy and ambition to make phone calls and write letters to our leaders in Washington.

As long as I have the support of this great organization, I will refuse to be silent http://www.patrickwebdesign.com/index.html/2012/11/07/where-freedom-lies-in-post-2012-elections/. My voice will be heard everywhere and anywhere, despite the fact that Congress works to remove that right from me and all the rest of us American citizens, through ilegal legislation, and the ignoring of Supreme Court decisions.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the policy director of A Better Way Foundation, I have worked with BORDC since 2010. Shahid, Emma, and George were very informative and helpful on immigration issues about I.C.E. BORDC was instrumental in helping us craft new legislation for Connecticut's Anti-racial Profiling Law. I appreciate their professionalism and passion for the work. Our members were excited about how their civil rights being challenged because of the Patriot Act during a forum. Immediate response was looking at religious freedom differently. Members began discussing how religion should be included in our work discussion. We are partners working towards the same goal. Thank you BORDC for your insight and courage.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I met George back in May at a press conference re: some organizing Charlotte and NC folks were doing around the DNC. After i spoke and the press conference ended I was approached by George from BORDC who was super enthusiastic about some of the work I had mentioned about migrant justice in Charlotte. Then she invited me to BORDC's conference and I got the really amazing opportunity of connecting with folks all across the country who were doing amazing work in addition to picking up tools on how to strengthen the coalitions in NC. Ever since that conference and ever since having gotten to know BORDC and George, they have been genuinely invested in building community and people power here in Charlotte. In the face of all of the struggles we are facing I know that BORDC and George has my/our back.

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Very Well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

A representative from BORDC, George Friday, came to Chicago to facilitate a meeting of dozens of activist organizers and did a great job of soliciting honest opinions about the struggles we are facing and the visions we have for advancing them. With candor and humor, she played an invaluable role in helping to forge deeper understanding, including of our very real differences, that will help us network for more effective action.

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A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights (www.ccdbr.org), of which I'm president, has greatly benefited from BORDC's support and counsel. Through its remarkable networking, BORDC has brought us several new young board members who have completely re-energized and galvanized our organization. Shahid, George, Emma and others have repeatedly generated suggestions and plans (with supporting visits) for actions and policies which we have adopted in part or in full. Their focus on local action is crucial and fits very well with out capabilities and mission. It's more than ordinarily helpful to have the kind of national coordination for coalition-building (so necessary in Chicago), skills and resources, and inspirational leadership which BORDC has uniqely brought to the civil liberties table. We feel we're working in a partnership for a common cause, with a common understanding of the alarmingly underappreciated threats to constitutional freedoms. Bob Clarke, Chicago

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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