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Stopping domestic drones through local legislation

Stopping domestic drones through local legislation

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 4:00pm

Noon (Eastern time), Wednesday, June 26

A Google Hangout

Given the recent disclosures regarding government spying, it is ever more important for people to push their local and state legislatures to ban or regulate law enforcement surveillance through the use of drones.

On Wednesday, June 26, join the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and the Network to Stop Drone Surveillance and Warfare for an online discussion on using local legislation to ban or limit the domestic use of drones.

We will introduce model legislation developed by BORDC, share talking points, and have a conversation about effective organizing strategies.

Hosted by AFSC's Peter Lems.

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joe scarryJoe Scarry is an IT consultant and anti-war activist based in Chicago. He is a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square, and a participant in Chicago World Can't Wait, Anti-War Committee of Chicago, and local other activist groups. He is currently working to spur the development of a nationwide network of grassroots anti-drones groups. His blog is Scarry Thoughts.


Shahid Buttar is executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, leading efforts to defend civil liberties, constitutional rights, and rule of law principles threatened within the United States by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is a constitutional lawyer, grassroots organizer, independent columnist, musician, and poet.


George Friday is national field organizer for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. She grew up in rural North Carolina in the 1960s. She holds degrees in political science, economics, and African American studies from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she graduated in 1982. George's work with grassroots communities and national organizations particularly focuses on communication, oppression, change, and the role of privilege in transforming power dynamics, fostering broad, deep economic and social justice change.


Nadia Kayyali, 2012-2013 legal fellow with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, recently graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as Community Outreach Editor for the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal and the Matthew O. Tobriner Summer Social Justice Fellow.



Michael Figura, 2012-2013 legal fellow with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, is a recent graduate of City University of New York School of Law (CUNY). During law school, Michael was an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center For Constitutional Rights, and interned with the CUNY CLEAR Clinic, the Guantanamo and Bagram Defense Clinic, and the Office of the Appellate Defender of New York.


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