Freedom of expression is crucial to maintaining a healthy democracy. The menu below contains resources to help you better understand the First Amendment, learn about notable cases relating to activism and protest, and take action against censorship in your communities.
If you feel your right to speak, think or create is under threat, we’re here to help.
Featured Resources for Activists
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|Art and Culture Censorship Timeline||Visual Art, Video Games|
|BE HEARD! Protecting Your Protest Rights||Political Dissent, Schools|
|Student Protests During National Anthem and Pledge: A Resource and Timeline||Political Dissent, Schools|
|Political Speech in Schools||Political Dissent, Schools|
|Network Neutrality and the Fight to Save the Internet: Background||Internet|
|Depictions of Animal Cruelty: NCAC's Amicus Curiae Brief in U.S. v. Stevens|
|What Can I do to protect free speech now: Tools for activists||Censorship, Violence|
|Joint Letter: Any Federal Financial Industry Rescue Package Must Be Transparent||Government Transparency|
|NCAC Backgrounder: A Primer on Sex, Sexuality, and The Law||Nudity & Pornography|
|Free speech now||Political Dissent|
|The Struggle for Civil Rights and the First Amendment||Political Dissent|
|NCAC Testimony to US Commission on Civil Rights: Vague and Overbroad Definitions of Bully Threatens Students' Constitutional Rights||Schools|