First Amendment Advocates

Support Groups

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
132 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
212-944-9800
A public interest organization dedicated to protecting civil rights and preserving the First Amendment concepts of religious liberty, separation of church and state, and freedom of expression.

Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF)

50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312-280-4226
A foundation that promotes and defends the First Amendment right of free expression, particularly through library collections. The foundation also provides legal counsel and other support for libraries and librarians suffering injustices due to their defense of freedom of speech and of the press.

Institute for First Amendment Studies

P.O. Box 589
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-3800
A research organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment freedoms, with particular emphasis on the separation of church and state.

National Coalition Against Censorship
275 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10001
212-807-6222
A coalition of national, non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting censorship.

People for the American Way

2000 M Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
202-467-4999
A public interest organization that provides legal and technical assistance to educators and parents facing censorship challenges in their communities and schools.

National Council of Teachers of English
1111 W. Kenyon Road
Urbana, IL 61801-1096
217-328-9645
An educational organization that provides information and support to teachers, school administrators or others facing challenges to curriculum materials.


 

Other National Organizations Concerned with 1st Amendment Issues

American Association of School Administrators
1615 Duke Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:  (703) 528-0700
Fax:  (703) 841-1543

American Booksellers Association
200 White Plains Road   
Suite 600
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone:  800-637-0037
Phone:  (914) 591-2665
Fax:  (914) 591-2720

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
139 Fulton St., Suite 302
New York, NY  10038
Phone:  (212) 587-4025
Fax:  (212) 587-2436

American Federation of Teachers
555 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC  20001
Phone:  (202) 879-4428
Fax:  (202) 879-4406

American Humanist Association
1777 T St. NW
Washington, DC  20009-7125
Phone:  (202) 238-9088
Fax:  (202) 238-9003

American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL  60611-2795
Phone:  800-545-2433, ext. 4223
Phone:  (312) 280-4223
Fax:  (312) 280-4227

American Society of Journalists and Authors
Times Square
1501 Broadway, Suite 403
New York, NY 10036
Phone:  (212) 997-0947
Fax:  (212) 768-7414

Americans for Religious Liberty
P.O. Box 6656
Silver Spring, MD 20916
Phone:  (301) 260-2988
Fax:  (301) 260-2989

Americans United for Seperation of Church and State
1301 K Street NW, Suite 850, East Tower
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:  (202) 466-3234
Fax:  (202) 466-2587

Article 19, International Centre Against Censorship
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA
Phone: +44 20 7324 2500
Fax: +44 20 7490 0566

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
1703 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA  22311-1714
Phone:  800-933-2723
Phone:  (703) 578-9600
Fax:  (703) 575-5400

Association of American Publishers
455 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001-2777
Phone:  (202) 347-3375
Fax:  (202) 347-3690

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
506 – 360 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X1
Phone: 416-363-0321
Fax: 416-861-1291

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
555 Richmond St. West, Suite 1101
PO BOX 407 Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Phone: 416-515-9622 
Fax: 416-515-7879

Center for Democracy and Technology
1634 I Street NW #1100
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-637-9800
Fax: 202-637-0968

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
255 West 36th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-679-7151
Fax: 212.679.0631

Council of Chief State School Officers
1 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20001-1431
Phone: 202-336-7000
Fax:  (202) 408-8072

Digital Freedom Network
520 Broad St., 3rd Fl.
Newark, NJ  07102-3111
Phone:  (973) 438-3712
Fax:  (973) 438-1735

Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell St.
San Francisco, CA  94110
Phone:  (415) 436-9333
Fax:  (415) 436-9993

Electronic Privacy Information Center
1718 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-1140
Fax: 202-483-1248

Feminists Against Censorship
BM FAC
London WC1N 3XX UK
Phone:  011 44 20-8552-4405
Fax:  011 44 20-8548-1591

Feminists for Free Expression
2525 Times Square Station
New York, NY  10108-2525
Phone:  (212) 702-6292
Fax:  (212) 702-6277

First Amendment Center
At Vanderbilt University
1207 Eighteenth Ave. S.
Nashville, TN  37212
Phone:  (615) 727-1600
Fax:  (615) 727-1319
and 1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA  22209
Phone:  (703) 528-0800
Fax:  (703) 284-3519

First Amendment Foundation
336 E. College Ave.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
Phone:  800-337-3518
Fax:  880-222-3518

Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (IFLA/FAIFE)
Birketinget 6, 6th Fl.
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
Phone:  011 45 32-586066, x532
- direct line:  011 45 32-341532
Fax:  011 45 32-840201

Free Expression Policy Project
275 Seventh Ave., 9th Fl.
New York, NY  10001
Phone:  (212) 807-6222 x17
Fax:  (212) 807-6245

The Freedom Forum
1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA  22209
Phone:  (703) 284-3511
Fax:  (703) 284-3519

Freedom to Read Foundation
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL  60611-2795
Phone:  800-545-2433, ext 4226
Phone:  (312) 280-4226
Fax:  (312) 280-4227

Index on Censorship
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3GA
Phone:  011 44 20-278-2313
Fax:  011 44 20-278-1878

International Reading Association.
800 Barksdale Rd.
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE  19714-8139
PH: 800-336-7323 (U.S. and Canada), 302-731-1600 (elsewhere)
Fax: 302-731-1057

Media Coalition, Inc.
19 Fulton Street, Suite 407
New York, NY 10038
Phone:  (212) 587-4025
Fax:  (212) 587-2436

National Association of Biology Teachers
12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 110
Reston, VA  20191
Phone:  800-406-0775
Phone:  (703) 264-9696
Fax:  (703) 264-7778

National Association of College Stores
1313 Dolley Madison Blvd, Suite 402
McLean, VA 22101
PH: 888-501-NABT or 703-264-9696
Fax: 703-790-2672

National Council for the Social Studies
8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Phone:  (301) 588-1800
Fax:  (301) 588-2049


National Education Association Human and Civil Rights Division
1201 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington, DC  20036-3290
Phone:  (202) 822-7700
Fax:  (202) 822-7578

National School Boards Association
1680 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA  22314-3493
Phone:  (703) 838-6722
Fax:  (703) 683-7590

Office of Academic Freedom
American Association of University Professors
1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-737-5900
Fax: 202-737-5526

PEN American Center and PEN’s Freedom to Write Committee
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-334-1660
Fax: 212-334-2181

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center
3909 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-927-8000
Fax: 317-920-4789

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209-2275
Phone:  (703) 807-1904
Fax:  (703) 807-2109

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
400 Worrell Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911-8691
Phone:  (434) 295-4784
Fax:  (434) 296-3621