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Get involved in civil rights and civil liberties

It is important to spend some time protecting your rights from those that would like to take advantage of you. You may not have super powers but you can take actions that protect the freedom of others. Be a hero. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me. ~ Martin Niem?ller

Join the ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. When freedom is under attack in Congress and state legislatures, an engaged populace is its first line of defense. Take action to let law makers know that we want them to protect our civil liberties. Because freedom can't protect itself!

Electronic Frontier Foundation

When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF confronts cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 140,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public. They have regular action items on important issues necessary to protect our digital future. Follow the link and take action to make the future of the internet better for everyone.

People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a group focused on public education, religious freedom, an independent judiciary, civil rights, equal rights, constitutional liberties and civic participation. ~ People For the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way. ~ You can subscribe to recieve email newsletters containing Action Alerts or navigate to specific issues using the link provided.