City Council resolution provides a model for other states fighting similar bills.
Defending Rights & Dissent presents a new series of toolkits to help activists fight anti-protest bills in their state.
The Senate considered for the fourth time S1, which contains the Combating BDS Act. This unconstitutional bill passed 74 to 19.
The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering an outrageous bill that could be used to criminalize protest at an array of locations including gas pipelines, which the state calls “critical infrastructure.”
On September 27 at 7 pm eastern/4 Pacific, join the nation’s only coalition dedicated to fighting back against anti-protest legislation at our next webinar, about bills aimed at protests at fossil fuel pipelines.
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.