The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) is leading the charge in encouraging communities around the country to enact some form of a Civil Liberties Safe Zone resolution. As of January 2003, at least 21 cities have passed some form of the resolution and similar efforts were underway in 26 states. The resolutions generally disallow the use of community resources to implement certain requirements of the 2002 USA Patriot Act, The Homeland Security Act and other executive orders passed after the terrorist attacks of 2001.
- Examples of Civil Liberties Safe Zone Resolutions – Bill of Rights Defense Committee
- Bill of Rights Defense Committee
- A Guide to the USA PATRIOT Act and Federal Executive Orders – Bill of Rights Defense Committee, 2002
- Full Text of the USA Patriot Act – enacted October 26, 2001
- The USA Patriot Act: The Response and Responsibility of Library Management – by Elisabeth Riba, July 2002
- A Devolution Test for George W. Bush – by David Morris, The New Rules, Winter 2001
- Preempt This: Michigan Cities Fight Back – by Daniel Kraker, The New Rules, Fall 2000
- One Percent for Citizenship – by David Morris, The New Rules, Fall 2000
- It’s the Community, Stupid! – by David Morris, The New Rules, Summer 2000
- The Place of Place in the 21st Century – by David Morris, The New Rules, Winter 2000
- Devolution as if Community Matters – by David Morris, The New Rules, Fall 1999
- Democratizing Ownership – by David Morris, The New Rules, Summer 1999
- The New Rules of Localism– A speech by David Morris presented at the International Forum on Globalization in Washington, D.C., May 1996.