Resource Guide: What Does It Mean to Be an American?


American Civil Liberties Union offers Civil Liberties in the 107th Congress and Free Speech on their web site, and information and actions to take on racial profiling.
125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004,

National Racial Profiling Hotline: 877/6-PROFILE
Amnesty International works to protect refugee rights and safeguard civil liberties, and opposes the death penalty.
322 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001, 212/807-8400

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee combats defamation of Arab Americans, offers counseling, accepts reports of hate crimes and harassment.
4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20008, 202/244-2990

Center for Constitutional Rights advances rights guaranteed under the US Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through litigation, empowering poor communities and communities of color, and training the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys.
666 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10012, 212/614-6464

Electronic Frontier Foundation acts to defend civil liberties related to technology. Also publishes an archive of digital civil liberties information.

National Lawyers Guild web site includes a Post 9-11 Project page with updates on civil liberties legislation and litigation and a downloadable Know Your Rights pamphlet.
126 University Place, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003, 212/627-2656

Partnership for Civil Justice Legal Defense and Education Fund provides Know Your Rights materials. The Emergency Campaign to Defend Civil Rights was formed after 9-11 to defend the civil rights of all citizens and non-citizens.
1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 607 Washington, D.C. 20006 202/530-5630

Pretty Good Protection freeware is available on this MIT web site to protect the privacy of Internet data.

This In Defense of Freedom statement has drawn support from more than 150 organizations, 300 law professors, and 40 computer scientists.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights-- offers information on immigrant and refugee issues.
310-8th St., Ste. 303, Oakland, CA 94607, 510/465-1984

American Friends Service Committee advocates economic justice, peace-building, and social justice.
1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215/241-7003

Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law is dedicated to furthering and protecting the civil, constitutional, and human rights of immigrants, refugees, indigenous peoples, children, and the poor. Their web site includes a Post-9/11 Status of US Civil Liberties and Human Rights page.
256 S. Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057, 213/388-8693

United States Bill of Rights

Federal Bureau of Investigation website info. on federal civil rights

US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division offers: Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination.