55 national not-for-profit organizations make up the National Coalition Against Censorship. These diverse organizations, representing the artistic, educational, religious, and labor communities, join together in the interest of protecting First Amendment rights. Please see our Guidelines For Participating Organizations, and the below Statement of Concern.
Union of Democratic Intellectuals
Statement of Concern supported by each of NCAC's participating organizations:
Freedom of communication is the indispensable condition of a healthy democracy. In a pluralistic society it would be impossible for all people at all times to agree on the value of all ideas; and fatal to moral, artistic and intellectual growth if they did.
Some of the Coalition's participating organizations reject all barriers abridging access to any material, however controversial or even abhorrent to some. Others reject barriers for adults, so long as their individual right of choice is not infringed.
All of us are united in the conviction that censorship of what we see and hear and read constitutes an unacceptable dictatorship over our minds and a dangerous opening to religious, political, artistic, and intellectual repression.