Fact Sheet on “Unmasking Antifa Act”

The National Lawyers Guild and the Academic Solidarity Network have teamed up to challenge the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.” This bill was introduced in the House in July by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).  This proposed bill states that anyone wearing a “disguise” who injures, oppresses, threatens or intimidates a person exercising their constitutional rights is subject to imprisonment for up to 15 years.

The resource guide, written by Maryland Guild member and NLG Mid-Atlantic Regional co-VP Noah Patton, covers the contents of the bill, its lack of constitutionality, what it might mean for protesters, and phone numbers for members of the House Judiciary Committee. Check it out here.  Please read and share!

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