Begin by going to the https://www.aclu.org/ .
What is the mission of this organization?
Click on ‘Issues’. You will see several campaigns listed. Choose one and read the background material, including some of the additional resources (Current Issues and The Latest news/press releases.) Why is the ACLU so concerned about this issue? Summarize two current issues or press releases. What is your reaction?
Click on https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/ and choose an area that interests you. What are the most important things that citizens should know regarding that right? Did anything you learned about this topic surprise you?
Click on https://www.aclu.org/defending-our-rights Read and summarize 2 cases that the ACLU is involved. Do you agree with the ACLU’s position on those cases? Why or why not?
Next, go to the https://www.ij.org/
What is the mission of this organization? What kinds of issues are they most concerned about?
Under ‘Issues’ in the menu bar, choose ‘First Amendment’ and one other category. Summarize and react to at least one case from each category.
After reviewing this material, how would you assess the efforts of these two organizations?
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