First Amendment Coalition

The First Amendment Coalition is an award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.

Their activities include:

  • free one-on-one legal consultations for journalists, activists, academics and ordinary individuals frustrated in the exercise of their First Amendment rights;
  • a uniquely successful program of strategic litigation to enhance First Amendment rights for the largest number of citizens;
  • educational and informational programs offered online, in books, and in conferences;
  • legislative oversight of bills affecting access to government; and
  • public advocacy through writings of Op-Eds and public speaking.


The First Amendment Coalition is committed to the principle that government is accountable to the people, and strives through education, public advocacy, litigation, and other efforts to prevent unnecessary government secrecy and to resist censorship of all kinds.

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