Who We Are
The People’s Campaign for the Constitution (PCC) was initiated in 2008 by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), a national organization based in Northampton, Massachusetts.
BORDC emerged from a campaign involving community coalitions in 46 states that opposed the PATRIOT ACT. Since 2002, the governments of more than 400 towns, cities, and counties across the country, in addition to eight states, have passed resolutions defending the Bill of Rights, helping to dramatically alter the public debate on constitutional liberties since 9/11. Local organizers supporting those efforts demonstrated crucial grassroots leadership, mobilizing across demographic and ideological divisions and employing a diverse variety of tactics to help build a popular commitment to the Constitution and the shared values it protects.
A decade of grassroots action has achieved many gains, but has fallen well short of the restoration of constitutional rights and liberties. Indeed, many abuses initiated by the Bush administration have grown even worse under its successor. BORDC initiated the PCC to mobilize broad sectors of society to address the multiple threats to our Constitution. Join the PCC today and raise your voice in defense of our nation’s shared values.