Defending Dissent Foundation

Making the promise of the Bill of Rights a Reality

aka National Committee Against Repressive Legislation. Now known as Defending Rights and Dissent   |   Washington, DC   |  www.defendingdissent.org
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Mission

We are an advocacy organization whose mission is to protect and advance the right of dissent in the United States by: - Translating grassroots civil liberties concerns into national policy debate and action, - Alerting local activists to civil liberties threats, and - Educating the public, the press and policymakers as to how dissent is crucial to democracy.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Sascha Meinrath

Main address

1325 G St. NW #500

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

95-3922815

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Defending Dissent Monthly Newsletter highlights news and advocacy affecting First Amendment Rights in the United States. Promotion of two books serving to educate the public on the Right to Dissent: First Amendment Felon; and Terrorism and the Constitution. Coalition-building to address threats to the first amendment.

Population(s) Served

Free monthly update of first amendment and right to dissent issues.  Delivered by email and regular mail

Population(s) Served

Resources to allow activists to submit Freedom of Information Act requests to state, local and federal agencies.

Population(s) Served

network to respond to violations of civil liberties and right to dissent -- through street protests, letter writing, petitions, emails and phone calls

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Defending Dissent Foundation

Board of directors
as of 09/17/2018
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Board co-chair

Sascha Meinrath

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Board co-chair

Woody Kaplan

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Woody Kaplan

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