|After 15 years of hard work, the CLDC is being recognized as a national leader for activist defense and legal support. With that support, we now have the opportunity to expand our capacity and grow our organization to serve even more movement activists! We are very excited to share […]
Associate Activist Defense Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center
We will accept applications until the position is filled.
Who we are:
The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC.org) is a nonprofit organization that supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We […]
Announcing Spring Online Course: Train the Trainer in Know Your Rights for the Undocumented Community (Bilingual)
CLDC is excited to announce our Spring 2019 online course!
We are offering a Spring 2019 Online Course: Bilingual Train the Trainer in Know Your Rights for the Undocumented Community in Oregon. This training is 7 weeks long.
***Update: We have changed the structure to include a cost for […]
We are excited to offer a Fall 2019 Online Course: Bilingual Train the Trainer in Know Your Rights for the Undocumented Community in Oregon. This training is being offered online on a sliding scale basis, from $15-$250 for the 10 week class. No one turned […]
Just as the RISE March was coming into the plaza!
This past week in San Francisco, activists from all over the country (and some from around the world) gathered to teach each other movement skills, and prepare to protest Jerry Brown’s Global Climate […]
Next week in California, in response to a nationwide call-out, CLDC will be joining the climate movement in San Francisco to stand up to Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). The purpose is simple, to let politicians know that we do not believe the false narrative that green […]
On this historic day of International Solidarity with the Worker, we honor the long struggle against capitalism for human dignity. Please enjoy this video by CLDC intern Dylan Stirewalt of worldwide May Day protests and actions, and remember to visit our Know Your Rights page before you hit the streets!
SF 2235, An Act Relating to Criminal Acts Committed On or Against Critical Infrastructure and Providing Penalties: A chilling of protestor freedom in Iowa. This bill has passed both houses of the Iowa Legislature and is pending Gubernatorial approval. The original version of the bill passed the Senate and was sent to the House, where it was expanded and reintroduced for Senate approval. The Senate ultimately voted to pass the bill 35-13.
A Menu of CLDC Trainings
By: Emma Stahl, CLDC Intern
Since 2003, our slogan has been “assert your rights- we’ve got your back.” It seems like a simple statement, however when we dive deeper into what being an activist means, we realize how nuanced this statement is.
To assert one’s rights, […]