Links to Colleague Organizations
Links to Additional Information: Civil Liberties
American-Arab Anti Discrimination Institute A grassroots civil rights organization that defends the civil rights of Arab-Americans and promotes civic participation. Web site includes news, a legal center with developments on Arab-American discrimination issues, and educational resources aimed at debunking Arab-American stereotypes.
American Bar Association (ABA) - Task Force on Terrorism and the Law A voluntary professional association that provides information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. Web site includes information, news, and analysis on anti-terrorism legislation, military commissions, and the monitoring of attorney-client communications.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Safe and Free in Times of Crisis A nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to fight civil liberties violations. Web site includes factsheets on national ID cards, immigrant rights, racial profiling, and military tribunals, as well as news and analysis of the Administration's proposals to combat terrorism.
American Constitution Society A national organization of students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and others promoting equality and access to justice for all members of U.S. society. ACS promotes a progressive vision of the law on issues such as privacy, freedom of speech, immigration, and international human rights. Web site includes information on local chapters, ACS events, and a collection of opinions and comments on recent legal news.
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) - No More Victims A Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Web site includes news and information about Afghanistan, Iraq, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and the detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
American Immigration Lawyers Association The national association of immigration lawyers, dedicated to advocating for fair and reasonable immigration law. Web site includes policy papers, news, and reports on an array of immigration issues.
Amnesty International A grassroots activist organization dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and "disappearances," and abolishing the death penalty throughout the world. Web site includes news and information about Afghanistan, Pakistan, U.S. detainees, and the detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Arab American Institute (AAI) A nonprofit organization that represents Arab American interests in government and politics. Web site includes information pertaining to issues both in the United States and abroad and how those issues affect Arabs living in the United States.
Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs A coalition of Baptist organizations that seeks to preserve religious liberty by ensuring the separation of church and state and by supporting the free exercise of religion. Web site includes information about charitable choice, the Ten Commandments legal debate, and issues concerning church involvement in politics.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that documents and supports local efforts to restore civil liberties. Web site includes information about the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security Act, and federal Executive Orders; tips and tools for local organizing, including model documents; and links to related articles and useful websites.
CATO Institute A nonprofit public policy research foundation seeking to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace. Web site includes information, news and analysis on racial profiling, privacy, national ID cards, immigration, and military tribunals.
Center for Constitutional Rights A nonprofit legal and educational organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights guaranteed by the U.S. constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Web site includes news on legal decisions pertaining to civil liberties and human rights, and analysis of anti-terrorism legislation.
Center for National Security Studies A nongovernmental research and advocacy organization that works to prevent the violation of civil liberties in the United States. Web site includes a large collection of congressional testimonies, legal briefs, analysis, and original documents on topics including enemy combatants, military tribunals, the USA PATRIOT Act, and government surveillance.
Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) An independent organization working to uphold democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. Web site includes information on cybersecurity, civil liberties, and anti-terrorism legislation.
The Constitution Project A bipartisan nonprofit organization that seeks consensus on controversial legal and constitutional issues. Web site includes information on military tribunals, the death penalty, and attorney-client conversations.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) A nonprofit, grassroots membership organization dedicated to presenting an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public. Web site includes information on racial profiling and Islam in the United States.
Electronic Frontier Foundation A digital civil liberties union advocating free speech and privacy rights in cyberspace. Web site includes critical analysis on hot issues like CAPPS II and the USA PATRIOT Act as well as updated news on legal decisions affecting electronic privacy.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) A public interest research center in Washington, D.C. established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. Web site includes analysis of the anti-terrorism legislation, national ID cards, and the Department of Justice budget.
Free Congress Foundation A politically and culturally conservative think tank. Web site includes news and information on civil liberties issues including anti-terrorism legislation and national ID cards.
Free Expression Network An alliance of organizations dedicated to preserving the right to free expression. Web site includes a clearinghouse of information on freedom of speech and censorship issues.
Human Rights First A national organization dedicated to advancing the human rights agenda, protecting refugees, and creating safeguards for workers on a national and international level. Web site includes updates on human rights issues and a wealth of information on issues including Guantanamo Bay detainees, privacy, and the treatment of immigrants, refugees, and minorities. (formerly Lawyers Committee for Human Rights)
Human Rights Watch An independent, nongovernmental organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Web site includes information on military commissions and immigrant rights as well as human rights abuses all over the world.
International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance An international coalition of organizations calling on governments around the world to turn away from anti-terrorism efforts that are oriented around mass surveillance.
Liberty Coalition This coalition works to help organize, support, and coordinate transpartisan public policy activities related to civil liberties and basic human rights. They work in conjunction with groups of partner organizations that span across the political spectrum and are interested in preserving the Bill of Rights, personal autonomy and individual privacy.
Muslim Public Affairs Council A grassroots organization aimed at promoting an accurate portrayal of Muslims and Islam in the media, educating the American public about Islam, and representing Muslim interests in government. Web site includes commentaries and position papers on counter-terrorism initiatives, the USA PATRIOT Act, and anti-Muslim bias.
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Founded in January 2006, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture is an inter-religious organization composed of representatives from an inclusive, broad range of faith groups, working together to abolish U.S.-sponsored torture. The campaign seeks to amplify and promote local, regional, and national moral and spiritual initiatives against torture. The campaign will also sponsor grassroots education and organizing, and focused advocacy efforts.
OMB Watch A nonprofit group formed to "lift the veil of secrecy" shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which oversees regulation, the budget, information collection and dissemination, proposed legislation, and testimony by agencies. Website includes information on the USA PATRIOT Act and what it may mean for nonprofits.
Open the Government A nonpartisan information and advocacy group seeking to advance the public's right-to-know and to reduce secrecy in government. Web site includes recent news stories and reports, a list of experts on secrecy issues, and strategies for reducing government secrecy.
People for the American Way An educational organization dedicated to collecting, analyzing and distributing information on a broad range of progressive issues. Web site includes news and analysis on its main projects: constitutional liberties, civil rights and equal rights, public education, religious freedom, an independent judiciary, and civic participation.
U.S. Human Rights Network A broad-based network founded by over 50 organizations and individuals in the summer of 2003. Website includes link to wide-ranging, useful resource guide that covers many topics related to human rights in the United States.