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Bill of Rights Defense Committee & Defending Dissent Foundation

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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.

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