National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)


Organizational Description:

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), founded in 1974, is an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups. United by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended, we work to educate our own members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose them.

Services Provided:

Inform, assist and stimulate Participating Organizations.

Publish Censorship News four times a year, a newsletter of information and analysis of freedom of expression issues, and prepares articles, periodic reports and background papers.

Promote grassroots organizing, providing local activists with facts, information and strategies.

Alert communities, individuals, and the media to censorship events around the country through letters, press releases, letters to the editor, and original articles.

Organize conferences and public meetings for discussion of current and important First Amendment issues.

Monitor and interpret litigation and legislation with First Amendment implications on the national and state levels.

Serve as a national resource center and information exchange.

Primary Issues of Focus:

All types of censorship issues in all media.

Primary issues include:

  • Books
  • Classrooms
  • Hate Speech
  • Internet
  • Science
  • Sex Education
  • Political Dissent
  • Theatre & Performance
  • Film
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Video Games
  • Youth

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