To become a member, visit www.nlg.org
The NLG is committed to supporting movements and activism for social, environmental, and legal justice.
We are organizers at heart. We look for opportunities to match needs with resources, to amplify the community efforts taking place, and to help grow and increase the impact for change!
There are many ways to problem solve, and the NLG recognizes that legal action in a courtroom is not the only way to bring about lasting, systematic change - in fact, it is often a last resort. However, given our work within and familiarity of the legal systems, can we help provide some advice or guidance that may be helpful?
The presence of Legal Observers® may serve as a deterrent to unconstitutional behavior by law enforcement during a demonstration. Request LOs at your next action!
Be prepared and plan ahead! Check out our resources!
Movement Repression and Security Culture. State and Federal Surveillance and Repression are REAL.
We offer a movement security workshop, because we know state repression is real. Colorado Springs Police Department investigated the leftist community. Reach out if you are interested in this topic and our workshop.
An Activist Primer to Police & FBI Questioning. We have created this printable tri-fold pamphlet (just select front and back printing option) to keep you informed, and to address some of your fears and concerns.
Additional resources for Resisting Federal Repression
The Ruckus Society: Actions Speak Louder Than Words has put together an excellent 15-page guide on Security Culture for Activists.
Concerned about safe electronic communication? Check out these Tips, Tools and How-Tos from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Arrests, Representation, Complaints: What to do if you have had a bad encounter with police.
(print settings: front and back)
(print settings: 2 copies/page)
Participating in Direct Actions: A Guide for Transgender People