In this series, Protecting Protest: We Need All Hands on Deck, published in partnership with the Protect Dissent Network, writers examine how the constitutional right to protest is being threatened and why we must fight to protect it. Hundreds of anti-protest bills have been introduced since 2017. In direct response to the 2020 uprising in defense of Black lives, anti-democratic lawmakers introduced close to 100 bills in 2021 alone. Analyzing what anti-protest legislation signals for the future of the country and our democracy, contributors address what we must do to defeat these attempts to repress our voices and reverse progress.
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