Help end mass surveillance
The NSA’s dragnet surveillance regime has never been constitutional. But since the 2001 passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, Congress has gone even further: It has legalized mass invasions of privacy and has assaulted freedom of thought.
Passed in the fear-filled aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the USA PATRIOT Act gave the government the power to spy on Americans. On June 1, several provisions of that law are set to expire, including a provision that allows the government to collect data on all your private phone calls.
Read the latest news and analysis from the People’s Blog for the Constitution
Have you read BORDC’s blog lately? The People’s Blog for the Constitution has attracted a growing audience. Featuring news and analysis beyond the headlines on a daily basis, it offers a great way to stay up to date and informed.
- War on the media by Christina Murray
- Police shoot a woman in Oakland: How much force is too much force? by Fasharra Branagan
- Obama’s changes to NSA data collection by Christina Murray
- MacLean: A victory for whistleblowers by Fasharra Branagan
- “BORDC, you’re hired!” by Lauren La Chance
To get involved in any of these campaigns, please email the BORDC Organizing Team at [email protected]. We’re eager to hear from you and help support your activism!
- Honor True Patriots: Leland Pan of Madison, WI
- Boston, MA activists demand closing of Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
- Maryland investigates Civilian Review Boards
- Maryland activists reclaimed Martin Luther King, Jr. day
- Get involved in Cleveland, OH
- Hearing in Portland, OR on whether to join FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force
- Oakland, CA blazing new path for privacy
- Berkeley, CA residents rally for change
BORDC in the news
BORDC promotes concerns about the constitutional crisis—and grassroots activisim challenging the national security state—through new media such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as traditional media including print, online, radio, and television. Check out our latest appearances:
- February 2: BORDC Executive Director Shahid Buttar was quoted by the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalitionregarding police body cameras
- February 18: BORDC Communications Specialist Becca Bodner was quoted by Creative Loafing regarding a racial profiling bill in Charlotte, NC
New Resources and Opportunities
To help encourage outreach, public education, and grassroots mobilization, BORDC has provided microgrants to grassroots coalitions pursuing local campaigns to advance civil rights and civil liberties. Grants up to $500 are available to help active coalitions expand their local visibility, and/or host events. To apply for a grant, please email the BORDC Organizing Team at [email protected].