The following sites provide comprehensive or unique resources relating to the
work of the ACLU. While some of these sites are operated by organizations that
work frequently in coalition with the ACLU, the sites may also include
materials on positions we do not share.
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The ACLU Freedom
The National American Civil Liberties Union website is a dazzling civil
County Bill of Rights Defense Committee
An Oregon chapter of the national grassroots organization to restore civil
liberties taken away by post 9-11 legislation. The Bill of Rights Defense
Committees are working to limit or repeal the Patriot Act and other recent
federal laws that endanger our civil liberties.
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette
Organization dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom, sex education, and
access to all facets of reproductive health care.
Hands Off Washington
This is a link to the organization in the state of Washington working to protect
the rights of gay and lesbian citizens.
Advocates public awareness of the federal Freedom of Information Act, and public
meeting and information laws that give us all the right to know what's going on
in our government.
Oregon Right to Die
This is the organization working to assure that competent, terminally ill adults
have the option to ask for a physician's assistance in hastening death if their
suffering becomes unbearable.
Basic Rights Oregon
Educating Oregonians about discrimination faced by gay, lesbian and bisexual
people and fighting to keep discrimination out of the Oregon Constitution.
Human Rights Commission
Provides policy advice to Eugene City Council and advocacy for citizens who
believe they have experienced harassment or discrimination.
Based at Carnegie Mellon, this on-line exhibit provides links to books banned in
libraries and schools across the country, but available on the Internet in
electronic form. In keeping with its subject matter the format of Banned Books
On-line is textual essay, with approximately 50 embedded links.
Index on Censorship
The on-line site for the magazine Index on Censorship focuses, like its parent
publication, on the "fundamental questions of free speech." Site
content includes excerpts from the current issue, most notably the magazine's
aptly-named Index Index tracking incidents of censorship country-by-country.
Features unique to the web issue can be found in the form of actual audio
interviews replacing the reporter's transcribed versions, and a gallery of
Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at
The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University provides
information about the organization, back issues of the First Amendment News
newsletter, an array of FAC reports and publications, and material relating to
the Freedom Speaks television program. Users are also encouraged to look up
contact information for their Congressional representatives, using a clickable
map of the U.S.
This site includes alerts from the First Amendment Cyber-Tribune -- an excellent
source for current events -- as well as links, documents and discussions, all
arrayed in an easy-to-navigate table format.
This page, covers free speech issues, news, and opinions, and has a handful of
interesting link titles.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
FAIR "seeks to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater
media pluralism and the inclusion of public interest voices in the national
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the
Information on the RCFP, its First Amendment Handbook, FOIA, as well as its
publication, New Media and Law.
This site features a collection of online media watch resources with an emphasis
on critiquing the accuracy and exposing the biases of the mainstream media. Many
mailing lists and links to articles, essays, and studies.
Privacy and Human
Report on privacy in countries around the world
American Library Association
A web site for the ALA, which has long stood for intellectual freedoms.
Freedom of the Press,
an Annotated Bibliography.
A wealth of information for those researching First Amendment issues. The
electronic version is indexed alphabetically and is easy to browse.