Local Voices: Citizens Conversations On Civil Liberties and Secure Communities

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: League of Women Voters (U.S.)


Research Area: Government; Social conditions

Type: Book


In the four years since enduring the tragedy of September 11, 2001, the United States has had to focus on new approaches to safety and security. Americans feel the country is vulnerable in ways never before envisioned, and realize that security needs to be defined and approached differently. Effective responses are still unclear. The 9/11 attacks affected all levels of our society from the government creating new departments and laws, to schools creating new terrorism warning and emergency plans, to citizens becoming more alert and watchful in their communities. These and other changes will be with us for a very long time.