It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to Bill of Rights Defense Committee: www.bordc.org
Here’s what Shahid has to say about this fearless organization:
“BORDC has been fighting for civil rights and civil liberties since the Bush administration first introduced the PATRIOT Act. With many of the Bush-Cheney administration’s abuses having continued (or in some especially disappointing aspects, escalated) under the Obama administration, BORDC’s work building local coalitions to challenge profiling, surveillance, detention, and torture is more important than ever. The latest newsletter (bordc.org/newsletter/2013/02/) offers a snapshot of the latest highlights from around the network.”
A little more info:
“The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization working to restore the rule of law and our constitutional rights and liberties. We aim to make police and intelligence agencies accountable to we, the people whom they serve. BORDC supports an ideologically, politically, ethnically, geographically, and generationally diverse grassroots movement, focused on educating Americans about the erosion of our fundamental freedoms; increasing civic participation; and converting concern and outrage into political action.”