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.
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
BORDC has provided consistent and invaluable support to the Coalition for a Safe Berkeley in Berkeley, California. In large part due to their encouragement, mentorship, and deep understanding of civil rights policy issues, we have won substantial changes in local police policies. The support from BORDC includes both content and process; their insight into the role local government can play in challenging federal repressive practices has provided a breakthrough for our policy work. Their counseling on network and coalition building has helped us create a stronger and more effective organizing effort.
Glorious small group with guts to legally and legislatively challenge big brother misguided policies of the US government
Review from JustGive