The Coalition

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.

Actors' Equity Association

American Association of School Administrators

American Association of University Professors

American Association of University Women

American Booksellers for Free Expression

American Civil Liberties Union

American Ethical Union

American Federation of Teachers

American Jewish Committee

American Library Association

American Literary Translators Association

American Orthopsychiatric Association

American Society of Journalists & Authors

Americans United for Separation of Church & State

Association of American Publishers

Authors Guild

Catholics for Choice

Children's Literature Association

College Art Association

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

The Creative Coalition

Directors Guild of America

Dramatists Guild of America

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund

Educational Book & Media Association

First Amendment Lawyers Association

International Reading Association

Lambda Legal

Modern Language Association

National Center for Science Education

National Communication Association

National Council for the Social Studies

National Council of Churches

National Council of Jewish Women

National Council of Teachers of English

National Education Association

National Youth Rights Association

The Newspaper Guild/CWA

PEN American Center

People for the American Way

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Project Censored


Sexuality Information & Education Council of the U.S.

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

Student Press Law Center

Union for Reform Judaism

Union of Democratic Intellectuals

Unitarian Universalist Association

United Church of Christ, Office of Communication

United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications

Women's American ORT

Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance

Writers Guild of America, East

Writers Guild of America, West

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.