Catherine Bleish is the founder and former executive director of the Liberty Restoration Project. She currently resides in Austin, Texas where she hopes to finish her Masters of Public Administration graduate degree from Park University.
She has participated in three Operation Defuse speaking tours and attended the National Fusion Center DHS Conference and the Texas Homeland Security Conference with the ODF team in 2010. Currently she is working on a book titled the Mechanics of the Police State that will attempt to educate readers on the nitty gritty details of how our state and local police are being both federalized and militarized by the federal government.
Recently Catherine was interviewed by CNN for the Anderson Cooper Show and has become a regular guest on the following nation-wide radio programs:
Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show
Free Talk Live
Lives in the Balance with Jason Littlejohn
Her activism begin through the anti-war resistance under Bush and grew into a lifestyle through the 2008 Presidential Campaign of Dr. Ron Paul. In the spring of 2009 she re-directed her energy and began to focus her research and activism on fusion centers.
This was in response to the the Missouri Information Analysis Center profiled her and her others in her state as a potentially dangerous radical militia members based on their political ideologies and activities. The report has since been retracted and four legislative hearings were held on the issue.
Since December 17th of 2009 she has been on the road 80% of her time, traveling from state to state meeting with fusion center staff, conducting activists trainings, interviewing those adversely and positively affected by fusion centers, and working to gain a better understanding of these institutions in an effort to find a solution that defuses the tension between our law enforcement communities and the general public. The volunteer based initiative that she helped found is called Operation Defuse.