Who We Are

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." — Benjamin Franklin

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is an alliance of more than 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups. NCAC’s mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms.

  • We are the nation’s first responders, offering direct assistance and counseling for those who are actually confronted with censorship.
  • NCAC will take on even the most difficult cases and censorhip issues that others cannot.
  • Our unique resevoir of expertise and analysis is available to all audiences  –from high school students to journalists to legal researchers– who seek to ‘connect the dots’ and get the ‘big picture’ on censorship issues.

We collaborate with coalition partners to produce educational materials and events to meet the needs of their members. We provide direct assistance, advice, and information to individuals and communities around the country.