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  • Statement on Reality Winner’s Plea Deal

    Reality Winner photo

    We believe that whistleblowers who alert the public or the media to matters of public concern are heroes, not criminals. As such, we oppose the use of the Espionage Act in Winner’s case and would have opposed any criminal charges brought against the whistleblower.

  • Tell Tech Companies to Stop Helping ICE

    Behind our back, some of these same companies are quietly helping ICE, and have multi-million dollar contracts with the agency.

  • Defending Rights & Dissent Response to Supreme Court Ruling in Trump v. Hawaii

    The Supreme Court

    Defending Rights & Dissent strongly condemns the Supreme Court’s Trump v. Hawaii decision to uphold the third iteration of Trump’s Muslim Ban.  

  • Montgomery county residents and local groups question police practices in Silver Spring shooting death of Robert White

    Black Woman holds sign asking who called the police and why??

    A letter from six groups and over 600 residents raises concerns in the wake of the shooting death of  Robert White, a black man who was killed about one mile from his childhood home in Silver Spring on June 11. He was killed while on foot near his neighborhood, which he walked routinely, according to neighbors.

  • NOT Trump Iftar

    On June 6, as the Muslim community was girding for a Supreme Court decision on his Muslim Ban, President Trump hosted an Iftar at the White House. Muslim human rights groups organized a protest Iftar outside the White House