Bill of Rights Defense Committee

BORDC's mission is to promote, organize, and support a diverse, effective, national grassroots movement to restore and protect civil rights and liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Our purpose is to educate people about the significance of those rights in our lives; to encourage widespread civic participation; and to cultivate and share the organizing tools and strategies needed for people to convert their concern, outrage, and fear into debate and action to restore Bill of Rights protections.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
On 45th Anniversary of Break-In That Exposed COINTELPRO, 60 Groups Demand Congressional Commission to Investigate FBI & DHS
Over 60 national and local groups have signed on to a letter initiated by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Defending Dissent Foundation, calling on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees to investigate the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS)...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Leaders Unite Across Party Lines to Defend Constitution from NDAA
In the first few weeks of 2012, at least six jurisdictions have enacted local resolutions opposing the military detention provisions of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by the president only a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, legislation to nullify the NDAA has been introduced in legislatures of several states from coast-to-coast, with a Virginia bill passing the House of Delegates 96-4 last week.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Civil Rights Coalition: TSA Violates Travelers' Rights
Late last week, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), supported by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), filed a lawsuit in federal court, seeking an emergency stay of TSA's controversial airport body scanner program. Arguing that the airport security program violates several federal laws and the Constitutional right to privacy, the coalition urges a federal appeals court to suspend the program.
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Monday, March 01, 2010
Grassroots Constitutionalists Distressed by PATRIOT Extension
On Saturday, President Obama signed into law legislation extending all three provisions of the controversial PATRIOT Act that were set to expire in 2009, without any of the long overdue protections for civil liberties and transparency demanded by voices from across the political spectrum. The President's signature follows a 315-97 vote in the House last Thursday, and a 70-28 vote in the Senate last Wednesday.
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Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration
EPIC and the Privacy Coalition will release the Privacy Report Card for the Obama Administration at the National Press Club on Wednesday, September 9, 2009.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Thousands Demand Accountability for Torture
Yesterday, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, a series of letters on behalf of concerned Americans seeking restoration of the rule of law. More than 4,000 individuals from all 50 states raised their voices to demand an independent investigation-and if warranted, prosecution-of former officials responsible for torture.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
BORDC Disappointed by Obama's Reversal on Detainee Photos
Yesterday President Obama decided not to release detainee torture photos in response to American Civil Liberties Union's information request. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee stands with the ACLU and the American people in supporting the disclosure of these photos as required by law.
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