First Amendment (Free Speech, Journalists, Journalism, Media):

Committee to Protect Journalists  — Official site; Facebook page;   “an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.”


Legal Services:

Brennan Center for Justice   —  (at New York University School of Law) Working on voting rights, they’re promoting a Voting Referendum Agenda, to modernize the system and assure fairness.

Civil Liberties Defense Center — Official site;

Civil Liberties Defense Center  — Facebook page; “The Civil Liberties Defense Center is a nonprofit organization focused on defending and upholding civil liberties through education, outreach, litigation, legal support and assistance.”

Earth Justice — Official site; “We are driven by a passion for justice and a commitment to excellence. We fight for the right of all to a healthy environment. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to take on critical environmental issues and bring about positive change. We exist because the Earth needs a good lawyer.”

Pawa Law Group — Official site; “a litigation and trial firm. We provide high quality legal services in a diverse array of practice areas and are known nationally as a leader in environmental litigation. The common element of our cases is litigation and trial work.” (UPDATE 01/04/2018: Not sure what’s going on with this group, but the website cannot currently be reached. Don’t know yet if it’s temporary or permanent.)

The Rutherford Institute  —  Official site; “a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational programs. The Institute provides its legal services at no charge to those whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.”



PeaceJam –“Nobel Peace Prize Winners Mentoring Youth to Change the World…Creating Young Leaders Committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world”


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