Feb. 2 Patriot Act & FISA Organizing Call

January 30, 2010

We’re holding an organizing call this Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST to reactive our network, sync with BORDC on their latest initiatives, and more.

Join us for this conference call and online chat in our new and improved meetings format.

On that front, it’d also be great if you could let us know in the chat room on the meeting page what you think of the new set up and whether you are having any issues with it.

Dialin: 1-518-825-1400, Access code: 705723

Hope to see you there!


BORDC Initiatives

January 27, 2010

By: Harry Waisbren

BORDC has three exciting initiatives in progress, and discussing them will certainly be big part of our upcoming organizing call Tuesday, Feb. 2 (let us know when you can make it if you haven’t already).

  • The most timely of these initiatives is their grassroots lobby day to oppose domestic spying on 2/3, an event we are very proud to say we are cosponsoring. There is a conference call I’ll be attending this Friday, and I’ll relay more details/information as I receive it.
  • They also have a sign-on letter buttressing the arguments the grassroots supporters will be making in person on 2/3 during the lobby day.
  • Lastly, they have constructed model legislation to limit local law enforcement’s domestic spying (among other) activities. It offers an offline opportunity to any engaged groups in the same jurisdiction, and is designed to enable broad coalitions among civil rights, immigrant rights, and civil libertarian groups to connect within their cities or towns.

More to come on all of this. In the meantime, if you’re in the DC area, do your best to join the lobby day next Wednesday!