October 17, 2008

100 Days to Restore the Constitution

CCR's 100 Days Campaign

Over the last eight years, the Bush administration has systematically dismantled some of the most important rights and protections in the United States Constitution. In the first 100 days of office, the next president can, often with the stroke of a pen, restore, protect, and expand the fundamental rights on which our nation was founded. It is up to all of us to see that he does.

The Center for Constitutional Rights' 100 Days Campaign focuses on the harm done by previous administrations and the hopes we have for making the country a better place for all.

Join us in telling the next administration what you want to see in the first 100 days. Look for a series of white papers, videos, speaking tours and online activism that will bring these issues front and center in the public debate.

CCR's white papers on the first 100 days

This paper, "The Right to Dissent" explores the current situation of attacks upon and criminalization of dissent, from the surveillance of activists to the federalization of local law enforcement, to the labeling of activists as "terrorists." It presents a vision for the First 100 Days of the next President's administration that repudiates such attacks and upholds the First Amendment and our human rights.

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CCR's 100 Days Campaign Overview
CCR's 100 Days Campaign Overview Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the issue areas covered in our 100 Days Campaign, including:

  • Ending Torture, Rendition, and Illegal Detention
  • Protecting Dissent
  • Abolishing Preventive Detention
  • Limiting State Secrets Privilege
  • Restoring the War Powers Act
  • Stopping Warrantless Wiretapping
  • Rolling Back Executive Power

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Videos related to CCR's 100 Days Campaign

On Saturday, July 19th 2008, at the NetRoots Nation conference in Austin, Texas, Jen Nessel (CCR) moderated a panel of speakers including Vince Warren (CCR), Jameel Jaffer (ACLU), Jeremy Scahill (DemocracyNow), and Dahlia Lithwick (Slate.com) who spoke and answered questions about Constitutional Rights.

Considering the fact that the Bush administration has worked systematically over the last seven years to violate U.S. and international law, and that legal advocates and journalists have uncovered the facts and identified those responsible, this panel explored what accountability should now look like. Additionally they discussed what the courts and the next administration must do in its first 100 days to make things right.

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