Tag Archives: First Amendment; freedom of the press

Be the Change #5: Defend the First Amendment

zzbethechangeMy top concern over the next four years is defense of the First Amendment.  President-elect Trump has not only had a lot to say about making it easier to sue the legitimate press for libel (i.e.; for telling the truth); he has also attacked the very concept of truth itself.  We should resist any attempt to weaken our First Amendment freedoms of assembly and expression.

If you feel the same, the organizations listed below could use your time and money.  Please note that I have not carefully investigated all of these organizations.  Be sure to do that before making any donations.  Some of them qualify as charities, so you can start with Charity Navigator: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.history&orgid=3247.  But most of these organizations are not charities, so you will have to do your own research.  In future posts, I will try to sort the wheat from the chaff a bit better, but this work is so important and urgent that I am posting my full, unfiltered list here for your consideration.   (As I discover them, I will post resources for those of you who are most concerned about other issues such as diversity and abortion rights.)

PEN America: https://pen.org/louder-together

American Civil Liberties Union: https://action.aclu.org/secure/sem-donate-protect-our-civil-liberties-no?s_src=UNW161202SEM&alt_src=UNV161202SEM&ms=gad_SEM_Google_Search-EOY2016_ACLU%20Misspellings_american%20civil%20liberty%20union_p_163229547810

Move On: http://front.moveon.org/

First Amendment Coalition: https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/about/

START resources: http://www.startguide.org/orgs/orgs05.html

Civil Politics: http://www.civilpolitics.org/

Organizations performing investigative Journalism:

Fund for Investigative Journalism: http://fij.org/about/

MacArthur Foundation: https://www.macfound.org/grantees/128/

NPR: http://www.npr.org/

Others (CTL/Click on these ones)

100Reporters, U.S.

Canadian Association of Journalists, Canada

Center for Investigative Reporting, U.S.

Center for Public Integrity, U.S.

FairWarning, U.S.

Food & Environment Reporting Network, U.S.

Fund for Investigative Journalism, U.S.

Global Investigative Journalism Network, international

Institute for Nonprofit News, U.S.

International Center for Journalists, U.S.

International Reporting Program, University of British Columbia, Canada

International Reporting Project (IRP), US

Investigative Fund, U.S.

Investigative Reporters and Editors, U.S.

Investigative Reporting Program, Univ. of California at Berkeley, U.S.

Investigative Reporting Workshop, American University, U.S.

Mongabay.org, U.S.

OpenSecrets.org, U.S.

ProPublica, U.S.

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University, U.S.

Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, U.S.