Are you frustrated by the ongoing assault on your liberties?
After the infamous PATRIOT Act came FISA and the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping scheme, the FBI’s infiltration of mosques alongside broader FBI raids on and surveillance of peace activists, the 2012 NDAA and its provisions that could import the lawless detention practices at Guantanamo Bay into the US, the extrajudicial assassination of US citizens abroad through drone strikes, and most recently, the FBI assaulting the press and the IRS discriminating against organizations, like BORDC, that promote constitutionalism.
To connect the dots between these seemingly separate abuses, BORDC is excited to release a petition for grassroots activists to respond proactively.
- domestic surveillance and intelligence collection (whether through domestic drones, fusion centers, the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program, or the FBI’s infiltration of ideological groups and attacks on the press);
- militarization of police agencies (exhibited by domestic drone proliferation or procuring DHS and DOD equipment through federal grants);
- racial profiling (exhibited by anti-immigrant profiling, racial profiling in the failed war on drugs); and
- ideological profiling and the prosecution of thought crimes (exhibited by the FBI infiltrating Muslim faith institutions, raiding labor organizers and peace activists, and coordinating the suppression of the Occupy movement, or the IRS selectively targeting Tea Party organizations for audits and questions preceding tax status designations).
How can you address each of these issues at once? By declaring that you will support only for political candidates “who aggressively defend the constitutional rights of all Americans….” Sign the pledge below and pass it along!
I ____ am a registered voter in the ____ congressional district in ___.
I pledge to support only those elected officials (and candidates) who aggressively defend the constitutional rights of all Americans to be free from domestic surveillance, intelligence collection, police militarization, racial or ideological profiling, mass incarceration, prosecution for thought crimes, and other instruments of the national security state.
As we reach a critical mass of signers in each state, BORDC will reach out to elected officials in that state to share your pledges, and encourage their support for a reciprocal pledge to challenge the executive branch through vigorous oversight and affirmative legislation to restore our rights.