First Amendment Coalition
FAC is a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech and open-government rights. Since its founding in 1988, FAC has been a crucial counterweight to the tendency, at all levels of government, toward greater secrecy and declining accountability.
A membership organization, FAC's activities include educational and informational programs, participation in "test case" litigation to enhance first amendment rights for the largest number of citizens, and legislative oversight of bills affecting free speech. FAC's members are newspapers and other news organizations, libraries, civic organizations, academics, freelance journalists, community activists--and ordinary individuals seeking help in asserting rights of citizenship.