External Resources

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
An organization advocating individual rights. Headquarters are at 132 West 43d Street, New York, New York 10036; phone (212) 944-9800; e-mail
Alachua County Supervisor of Elections
Information and contacts for local and state officials. The Supervisor of Elections office is at 12 S.E. 1st Street in Gainesville; mailing address is P.O. Box 1496, Gainesville, FL 32601-6880. Phone is 352-374-5252 and fax 352-374-5264.
Anti-Defamation League
America's prime resource for information on organized bigotry. The League collects and assesses a vast amount of information on anti-Semites, racists and extremists. Contact information for the regional office covering Florida (except Palm Beach County) is E-mail, or phone (305) 373-6306 or fax (305) 374-5887.
Banned Books Online
A special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts, featuring books ranging from Ulysses to Little Red Riding Hood. Other censorship information is also included in this site.
Brechner Center
A unit of the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, is relied upon by media organizations nationwide for information about media law developments in Florida. Center personnel regularly discuss freedom of information issues with public officials, the media, and individual citizens. phone (352) 392-2273
Center for Democracy and Technology
tracks legislation and politicians' reactions. The goal of the center is to help preserve civil liberties as we gain new computer technologies.
Civic Media Center
A reading room and library of the non-corporate press. 1021 W. University Avenue. (352) 373-0010.
Cleveland City Club Forum
Frequently broadcast locally on WUFT-FM 89.1 Gainesville and WUFT-FM 90 Inverness. Originating from Cleveland, Ohio, this is the nation's oldest free speech forum. They may be contacted at the City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114; or by phone (888)223-6786; fax (216) 621-0129.
Common Cause
A grassroots citizens lobbying organization. Common Cause Florida is headquartered at 704 W. Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304, or phone (850) 222-3883 or e-mail
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
News and alerts to current issues concerning freedom of speech on computer networks.
First Amendment Foundation
Promotes free speech through studies and publications. They may be contacted at 336 East College Ave, Tallahassee, Fl. 32301, or by phone (800) 337-3518.
Freedom Forum
Devoted to promoting free press, free speech, and free spirit for all people. Headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia., and there are several other offices. You may contact The Freedom Forum at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; or phone (703) 528-0800; fax (703) 284-2879.
Human Rights Library ,
By the University of Minnesota Law School and West Publishing, is a core library which is searchable by subject or keywords.
Opinion Polls and Surveys
Gallup, Harris, Roper and others as compiled by University of Florida Libraries.
Ordering Full Text of Articles
Online article services as compiled by University of Florida Libraries.
National Freedom of Information Coalition
An alliance of free-standing, nonprofit state FOI and First Amendment organizations and of academic centers and individuals, concentrating on First Amendment and related issues. Head quarters is at 400 S. Record St., 6th Floor, Dallas, Texas 75202; phone (204) 977-6658.
News and Periodicals Online
A collection of U.S. and World newspapers and magazines freely available online, as compiled by the University of Florida Libraries.
People for the American Way
Mde up of 300,000 members and activists committed to fighting the Religious Right's political agenda and building a progressive movement in America. Its national base is at 2000 M Street N.W. suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; phone (202) 467-4999.
Policy Action Network
Provides timely information and leading ideas about national policy and politics. It has a virtual magazine, "Idea Central," and homepages of several member organizations and affiliates. E-mail:
Project Vote Smart
National research library of 40,000 candidates and elected officials, providing non-partisan information. Located in Montana, they may be contacted on the Voter's Research Hot Line at 1-888-868-3762.
Southern Poverty Law Center
A non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation. You may send your mail to: Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104; phone (334) 956-8200