Americans turn to protest because it works. Whether fighting for civil rights, women’s suffrage, or to improve workplace conditions, America’s robust tradition of free speech and dissent offers a powerful retort to the forces trying to preserve the status quo.
Since the end of 2016, over 60 bills have been proposed in state legislatures that limit the right to protest or remove liability for harm caused to protesters. This webinar provides a helpful overview of the legislation and what social movements are doing to challenge them.
Please join us to learn more about the contents of these bills, their political implications, the interest groups behind them, and how to stop them from becoming laws! A panel of experts will give an overview of all these bills, with a focus on how they are related to one another, what strategies and tools are available for challenging these bills.
Both major parties are supporting legislation that breathes life into the misguided belief that police are under attack, and that protesters or criticism of aggressive policing put police officers’ lives in danger.
Russia is part of a dangerous global trend of countries rolling back basic freedoms for opposition voices… but so is the United States.
Watch a webinar on the implications of anti-protest bills for social movements.
Join us for a free webinar Wednesday March 14th from 7-8:30pm EST to learn about the scores of anti-protest bills that have been introduced in state legislatures this year, and find out how to fight them.
Call (202) 224-3121 to let Congress know: “I oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (HR 1697/S 720) because the First Amendment protects the right to engage in political boycotts.”
Take Action: Arizona HB2007 Will Impose Harsh Penalties on Even Peaceful, Lawful Protesters Who Wear Masks or Other Disguises/Costumes
The bill is a direct attack on the right to anonymous speech.