Mission: Conducts research, legal and education work on behalf of first amendment freedoms and democratic values.
Programs: Leadership development - develop and provide strategic long-term leadership development training that engages youth and target constituencies to develop and support the next generation of progressive leaders on progressive policy issues.
legal and public policy - conduct litigation and research analysis to promote and defend constitutional liberties as well as provide educational support on various public policy issues which also support constitutional liberties.
public information and member/civic engagement, - provides information to media, activists and general public educating them about organizational issues, positions, activities and publications through events, multimedia outreach strategies, press releases, distribution of op-eds and editorial memoranda. Educate members and activists to engage in organizational campaigns at the local, state and national levels.
program development and management - short and long term strategic planning on organizational issues as well as coordinate activities between various programs.
I supported this organization, in the past, but stopped sending them money, several years ago, because I realized they no longer represented the goals that they advertised. Since then, I've received several phone calls from them, thanking me for my past support and then quoting a lot of "gloom & doom" misinformation that (I guess) was supposed to make me send them more money. (Which I have not done.) I would recommend that anyone planning on contributing to them, research any information they provide you PRIOR to your donation (as you should with any organization).