Bill of Rights Day - December 15
|About Bill of Rights Day
Bill of Rights History
| Public Schools
Proclamations & Resolutions
Bill of Rights Day Materials
Public Service Announcements
Bill of Rights Day Media Resources
Local Opinion Editorials
- Celebrate the Bill of Rights by Garry Klein, Iowa City, IA
- Don't Ignore Due Process by Dick Seeley, La Crescenta, CA
Engage with local media:
- Public Service Announcements are a free way to put your message out
on local radio or television. Record your own from our
Sample Bill of Rights Day
Public Service Announcements.
- Public Access Television / Public Radio – Ask them to video
or audiotape your public forum or panel discussion.
- Local newspapers will usually run free announcements of community
- Listen to the BORDC workshop with Jason Salzman for tips on getting
- Send a press release to the local Associated Press office to be posted on their daily calendar: http://www.ap.org/pages/contact/contact.html
Schedule a showing of "FBI Unbound: How National Security Letters Violate Our Privacy," a 26-minute video, which dovetails well with a public discussion. BORDC has developed a discussion guide, event flyers and informational flyers for your use. The video is available from BORDC for a small donation, and can be shown at house parties, on cable-access television, at local theatres, at school, and in other public forums. It features an interview with George Christian, a Connecticut Internet provider, who received an NSL in 2005 and refused to cooperate. Also interviewed are Bruce Fein, a former Reagan administration attorney in the Department of Justice, and Lisa Graves, also a former DOJ attorney, but during the Clinton administration. You can also watch the video with a few friends on YouTube
Lobby your local theatre to show Road to Guantánamo, a new film about three young men held at the Cuba prison for more than 2 years. Check out the cost of renting a local theatre for a night or series of nights to put on your own showing.
The Road to Guantánamo has been released on DVD
You can host your own showing of the film in your by getting your own copy of the film at Amazon.com or Powells.com or through another book or video seller.