Defending Rights & Dissent tracks national legislation that impacts your Constitutional rights, working with members of Congress to introduce bills to protect and advance your rights, and fighting bills that trample them.
115th Congress (2017-2019)
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Defending Rights & Dissent Joins 65 Groups In Calling On Congress to Stand Up to Unconstitutional War in Yemen
While we take no position on what US foreign policy should be, we support Congressional efforts to reclaim their constitutional war powers that have for far too long been usurped by the executive branch.
DRAD Joins 40 Groups to Warn Congress That Spy Bill Is Full Of Loopholes That Will Allow Continued Spying on Americans
The bill still allows the government to read emails, text messages, and other communications of Americans without a warrant.
We have a chance to rein in mass surveillance, by demanding Congress support serious reforms of Section 702, like requiring a warrant to access our communications or preventing such communications from being swept up and stored in a database in the first place.
This afternoon, the House of Representatives will debate an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would create two commissions that will decide the right way, and the wrong way, to practice Islam.
Tell your Representative to oppose three bills that will increase police militarization, invade privacy, and expand the federal death penalty.