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Security and freedom go together. The Brennan Center confronts abuses of executive power and works for national security policies that ensure Americans’ safety while protecting our rights to privacy, free speech, and government transparency.

Too often, our government’s security policies have threatened core liberties and the rule of law, and targeted vulnerable communities. The Brennan Center crafts solutions to rein in abuses of executive power. We advance counterterrorism and law enforcement policies based on real threats, not paranoia or politics. We sound the alarm about overbroad surveillance. And we fight policies that single out religious, racial, or ethnic minorities.