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Causes: Censorship, Freedom of Speech & Press, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, International, National Security

Mission: The Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation defends the rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution by converting concern and outrage into powerful political action. BORDC/DDF strengthens participatory democracy by exercising our right to political dissent and helps build a society in which everyone is able to fully exercise their constitutional rights.

Results: BORDC/DDF has coordinated grassroots campaigns from coast-to-coast that have resulted national legislation to reform US intelligence agencies, prohibit spying on political activists, improve government transparency; and locally, to pass local ordinances to improve transparency and hold local police accountable, and, helped over that over 430 city & municipal governments representing millions of Americans pass resolutions opposing the USA PATRIOT Act.

Target demographics: Protect individual rights and liberties and to strengthen our Democracy.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Pass civil liberties restoration provisions to prohibit police profiling in 2 cities in North Carolina.

Geographic areas served: Across the country building the movement to fulfill the promise of the U.S. Constitution

Programs: Providing leadership, resources and technical support to grassroots coalitions and their independent advocacy for policies and practices protecting all of our civil liberties.

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BORDC is an essential source for those of us who believe that civil rights are an essential element of a democacy. Without the continual flow of information about the state of affairs in regards to protection of free speech, free association, and so forth, we, as a society, would be in a much less informed and weaker position

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with BORDC for years and trust their research and help with their actions. Indispensable!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BORDC works diligently to help grassroots organizers around the country mobilize to protect their civil liberties. They are well worth supporting.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BORDC puts out a great news digest. I always read it to know what is going on over a wide variety of issues. The leaders of BORDC are also very easy to work with and are always knowledgeable and informed about legislation and other threats to the Bill of Rights.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BORDC is a "hands-on" group that helps local communities craft policies to protect our civil liberties. They do an amazingly effective job with very little staff, and know how to organize folks to take leadership. I also appreciate how diverse both the staff and their supporters are.
Kudos to BORDC.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a daily comprehensive compilation of news that is otherwise (mostly) buried. A very important service is being provided!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that works to keep the Government honest. We need this more than ever!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BORDC helps to keep the government of this country honest. Without it, the United States could easily become a facist state and that would be unbearable for all of us!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BORDC is perhaps the most reliable source of news and activism in protecting American Constitutional Rights. In today's hi-tech world and social media, we're all flooded with pitches and other environmental clutter. There is not enough time in the day to read or become involved with every good cause. One has to narrow one's focus to the best of the best. BORDC is the best of the best!

Steve Hohensee

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These folks are doing righteous work! If there's ANY HOPE AT ALL for "The Children of the Future", we ordinary mortals of today must STAND UP against what has become "the powers that be". Unless WE THE PEOPLE vigilantly -- even jealously -- guard against the erosion of our Constitutional RIGHTS, we stand the very real risk of LOSING our own Democracy!!! HANG IN THERE, CITIZENS -- it's WORTH DOING whatever you have to do, so that our great DEMOCRACY -- "OF, by, and FOR the PEOPLE" -- as they say: SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH...

-gs [G.S. Khalsa: kulsayogi@gmail.com; 510-575-6695]