Engaging Candidates on Issues Related to the Bill of Rights
Take advantage of the election year and ask the candidates where they stand with regard to threatened rights and liberties.
- Engage your local candidates as well as the statewide and national candidates. Look up incumbents' voting records and use our list of sample questions or develop a brochure outlining key issues (See BORDC's "Defending the Constitution: A 2008 Election Issue"). Create a candidate questionnaire or ask these questions at candidates' public events.
- Ask local candidates to commit to supporting a resolution in your town creating a Civil Liberties Safe Zone.
- Learn more about the candidates' stances and view the voting records of incumbents.
Project Vote Smart, candidate biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.