They Fight the Right

Compiled by Political Research Associates
AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department
Richard Womack
815 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

American Civil Liberties Union
Lynn Decker
132 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
212-944-9800 212-869-9061 (fax)

Membership organization, many local chapters. Setting up task force to look at the threat to civil liberties posed by the religious right. Series of books on Constitutional rights. Some available in bookstores. Write for full list.

Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men. $7.95 + $1.50 postage. ACLU, Dept. L., P.O. Box 794, Medford, NY, 11763.

American Jewish Committee

Institute of Human Relations
Kenneth S. Stern
165 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022-2746

Thirty local and regional offices. Gearing up for multi-department effort examining rise of the religious right. No special focus on homophobia, but some references in general material. Future booklets planned: Beth Rickey on local campaigns; Naomi Cohen on history of religious right 1970's-1980's. Call for availability.

Politics & Bigotry. Kenneth S. Stern. $3.00. Section on religious right.

Bigotry on Campus: A Planned Response. Kenneth S. Stern. $3.50.

American Library Association
Intellectual Freedom Committee
Judith Krug
50 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
312-944-6780 Censorship, school curricula, library protests, legal decisions. Coverage frequently involves local campaigns by religious and political right.

Newsletter: Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. Bi-monthly, $30.

Americans for Religious Liberty
Albert J. Menendez
Ed Doerr
P.O. Box 6656
Silver Spring, MD 20916

Several books and pamphlets available, write for list.

Newsletter: Voice of Reason. Quarterly, $20.

Visions of Reality: What Fundamentalist Schools Teach. Albert J. Menendez. $14.95.

Religious Liberty and the Secular State. John M. Swomley. $14.95

Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Joe Conn
Rob Boston
8210 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Membership organization.

Newsletter: Church and State. Monthly, $18.

Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith
Gail L. Gans
823 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017 212-490-2525

Many regional offices. Largest and most frequently cited resource on anti-Jewish bigotry and prejudice. Has recently begun adding homophobia to a few of its tolerance materials. Print and electronic resources are extensive. Special reports on Skinheads, the Ku Klux Klan, Identity Churches, Liberty Lobby, Lyndon LaRouche, etc.. Call for availability and pricing.

Newsletter: ADL on the Frontline. Monthly, free with membership, or $5 per year.

Newsletter: Law Enforcement Bulletin. Periodic, 2-4 times yearly, call for information.

Human Relations Materials for the School. An extensive 48-page catalog of print, film, and video materials for combatting prejudiceQno special entries on homophobia. Write for a free copy.

Extremism on the Right: A Handbook. Profiles of organizations and individuals involved in far-right racist and anti-Jewish activity. $10.

Arts Censorship Project
American Civil Liberties Union
Marjorie Heins
132 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036 212-944-9800, x704

Newsletter: ACP Newsletter. Send request to be on list.

Center for Constitutional Rights
Joan Gibbs
Susanne Shende
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
MSN Hotline....212-614-6422

Progressive legal advocacy group. Coordinates Movement Support Network (MSN) which collects data on harassment of activists by government agents.

If an Agent Knocks: Federal Investigators and Your Rights. English or Spanish. $1.50

Center for Democratic Renewal
Loretta Ross
P.O. Box 50469
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
Center for Democratic Renewal - Midwest
Leonard Zeskind
POB 413767
Kansas City, MO 64141 Largest community-based coalition fighting hate-group activity. Formerly National Anti-Klan Network. Has numerous local affiliates. Every civil rights office should have a copy of the handbook, When Hate Groups Come to Town to respond to incidents of hate-motivated violence or intimidations.

Newsletter: Monitor. Bimonthly, $15/individual, $25/institutions.

When Hate Groups Come To Town: A Handbook of Effective Community Responses. $18.95

Quarantines and Death: The Far Right's Homophobic Agenda. Examines Klan, neo-Nazi, and far-right homophobia. $5.

They Don't All Wear Sheets: A Chronology of Racist and Far Right ViolenceQ1980-1986. $6.

Center for Women Policy Studies
2002 P Street, NW, Suite 508
Washington, D.C. 20036
Coalition Against Anti-Asian Violence
Break the Silence
P.O. Box 2165
San Francisco, CA 94126
Coalition Against Anti-Asian Violence
191 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

Newsletter: CAAAV Voice. $15/individual; $25/institution; $7/low income/student.

Coalition for Human Dignity
Steven Gardiner
P.O. Box 40344
Portland, OR 97240

The Coalition for Human Dignity, an affiliate of the Center for Democratic Renewal, studies, analyzes and organizes around the Christian Right and its growing prominence. CHD traces the links between conservative Christian churches; "family values" political organizations (the Oregon Citizens' Alliance); nationwide Christian Right organizations (Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America, the Christian Coalition); and white supremacist Christian organizations (Christian Identity, White Aryan Resistance).

Rolling Back Civil Rights: The Oregon Citizens' Alliance at Religious War. $8.50 (includes postage).

CovertAction -- Louis Wolf, research
CovertAction Quarterly -- Terry Allen, editor
1500 Massachusetts Ave., NW, #732
Washington, D.C. 20005
fax 202-331-9751

Newsletter: CovertAction Quarterly. $19, +5 for institutions

Back issues with articles on religious/political right. $6.

Winter 92-93: Covert Tactics and Overt Agenda of the New Christian Right.

Spring 1987: Special Issue on the Religious Right.

Cult Awareness Network
2421 West Pratt Blvd., #1173
Chicago, IL 60645

Monitors cults through research and information from chapters in many states. Has very good information on Moon's Unification movement. Sometimes works with religious right on cult issues.

Very useful publications list with material from several publishers.

Data Center
Bill Berkowitz
464 19th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Research on contract into a variety of topics with special expertise in corporations and current political issues. Large collection of clippings and specialized computer skills for searching electronic databases. Discounts for eligible non-profit groups. Write for complete resource list.

Facing History and Ourselves
Margaret Stern Strom
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02146

High school curriculum on the Holocaust, slavery, Armenian genocide, and theory of prejudice and violence.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
175 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2245
New York, NY 10010

Newsletter: Extra! Bi-monthly, call for pricing.

Federation for Industrial Retention and Renewal
3411 West Diversey Blvd., Suite 10
Chicago, IL 60647 312-252-7676

Assists in dealing with prejudice in the workplace or worksite.

Fundamentalists Anonymous
Richard Yao
P.O. Box 20324
Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001

Helps individuals trying to leave aggressively domineering fundamentalist churches. Preparing report on TV evangelists, write for availability. Provides speakers.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Mary Bonauto, atty/civil rights dir.
Box 218
Boston, MA 02112

Public interest legal advocacy.

Newsletter: Brief. Spring & Fall, sent to contributers.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) New York
Donald Suggs, Dir. Public Affairs
150 West 26th Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10001

Primarily monitors coverage by news organizations.

Newsletter: GLAAD Bulletin.

Group Research
Wes McCune
Gladys Segal
2000 M Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

Has extensive file collection dating back almost thirty years. Photocopies documentation for a fee. Excellent newsletter.

Newsletter: Group Research Report. Monthly, $45/year

Institute for First Amendment Studies
Skipp Porteous, Freedom Writer
Barbara Simon, atty.
P.O. Box 589
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-274-0245 (fax)

Tracks religious right and covers separation of Church & State issues. Reliable expertise on religious right and reconstructionism. Provides speakers, available for talk shows & interviews.

Newsletter: Freedom Writer. 6 per year, $30. $25 yearly membership includes subscription.

Challenging the Christian Right: The Activist's Handbook. $20. 3-ring binder (revised edition).

Klanwatch Project
Southern Poverty Law Center
P.O. Box 548
Montgomery, AL 36195-5101

Has developed Teaching Tolerance curriculum. Write for details.

Newsletter: Klanwatch Intelligence Report. Primarily by request to law enforcement agencies.

The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence. 4th ed. $1.75 (bulk pricing available).

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Lambda-New York
Suzanne Goldberg
666 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
212-995-2306 (fax)

Lambda-Los Angeles

Mary Newcombe
606 Olive Street, Suite 580
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-629-9022 (fax)

Lambda is tracking initiatives and referenda. Provides legal research to eligible groups. Notify immediately if petitions are circulated or legislation filed or placed on ballot. Copies of all legislation referenda should be sent to both addresses.

Latino Rights Project

Poryecto Pro-Derechos Latinos
666 Broadway, Suite 625
New York, NY 10012
National Abortion Rights Action League
NARAL Foundation
Bob Bingaman
1156 15th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-973-3097 (fax)

Membership organization fighting to preserve abortion right. Plans focus on religious right and state legislatures. Has special materials for campus organizing. Checks to NARAL Foundation.

Newsletter: NARAL News. Available to members.

Who Decides? A Reproductive Rights Issues Manual. $5

Who Decides? A State By State Review of Abortion Rights. $10

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD

Newsletter: Crisis.

National Campaign for Freedom of Expression
Bernadette Rodriguez
918 F Street, #506
Washington, D.C. 20004

1402 Third Ave., Room 421
Seattle, WA 98101

Focuses on art censorship with special attention to attacks by the religious right.

National Coalition Against Censorship ;
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Coalition of over 40 participating organizations. Write for long list of topical resource materials.

Newsletter: Censorship News. 5 issues/year, $30. A full set of

National Coalition Against Censorship, continued back issues beginning with March 1975 is available for $30.

Freedom is Not a Dirty Word. Leaflet, box of 250. Call for shipping charges.

The Religious Right and Freedom of Speech. 1981, $3.

Creationism: Information Packet. $1.

Feminist Anti-Censorship Packet. $4.

Censorship, Black Literature, and Racism. $1.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 34103
Washington, D.C. 20047
National Conference of Christians and Jews
Stephen Steinlight
Maurice Bozarth
71 5th Avenue, Suite 1100
New York, NY 10003

65 regional offices. Nonprofit relations organization, focus on religious affairs, workplace & community education programs.

National Education Association Paul Putnum;
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Call for resources on combatting curriculum censorship.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF Policy Institute
Peri Jude Radecic
David Smith
1734 14th Street
Washington, D.C. 20009-4309
202-322-0207 (fax)

Major national clearinghouse for issues involving homophobia.

Anti-Violence project list, Organizations Working Against Violence.

Newsletter: Activist Alert.

NGLTF Fight the Right Project
Scot Nakagawa
522 SW 5th Ave, Suite 1375
Portland, Oregon 97204
503-228-1965 (fax)

Monitoring and organizing aginst religious right and anti-gay legislative initiatives and lobbying efforts. Fax or send information about any religious right organizing or petition circulation to this office.

National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
31 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Study papers and reports on bigotry.

Prejudice and Violence: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Materials on Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Violence and Intimidation. $4.

Striking Back at Bigotry: Remedies Under Federal and State Law for Violence Motivated by Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Prejucice. $15.

National Lawyers Guild
55 6th Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10012

Membership organization of lawyers and legal workers with local chapters. Especially useful for finding local legal advice and monitors for demonstrations. Call national office for referrals.

National Organization for Women
1000 16th St., NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
National Urban League
1111 14th Street, NW, 6th floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
People for the American Way
Mary Gill
Deanna Duby, legal
Robin Joynes, sales
2000 M Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-293-2672 (fax)

Write for current list of background reports. All orders must be prepaid. Has several recent reports and press releases on homophobic campaigns and rise of the religious right.

Newsletter: Right-Wing Watch. 10 issues/year, $15.

Videotape: The Religious Right, Then and Now. $25.

Attacks on the Freedom to Learn. $8.95.

Values, Pluralism, and Public Education: A National Conference. $7.95.

The Witch Hunt Against "Secular Humanism." David Bollier, $5.95

Religious Education and the First Amendment: The Appeal to History. R. Freeman Butts. $5.95

Religion, Politics, and the Media. Panel Discussion. $5.95

"How Many Future Generations?" Armageddon Theology and American Politics. Jim Castelli. $4.95.

Hate in the Ivory Tower: A Survey of Intolerance on College Campuses and Academia's Response. Includes guidelines for campuses. $10.95.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Al Ross
National Office
810 7th Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Internal newsletter, no public circulation. Call to request a copy.

Brochure on attack on abortion rights.

Political Research Associates
Dr. Jean Hardisty
Chip Berlet
Margaret Quigley
Francine Davis
678 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 702
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-661-0059 (fax)

Extensive ten-year file and publication archive on right-wing movements ranging from New Right to white supremacist groups. Dr. Hardisty was expert witness on political and religious right in Colorado lawsuit to block Amendment 2. Plans publication of Fred Clarkson manuscript on religious right & Reconstructionism. Has co-published with South End Press two books on political right with Russ Bellant (see South End Press). March 1993 newsletter on history of homophobia and religious right.

Newsletter: The Public Eye. Quarterly, $29. ($19 low income/student/retired. $39 profit-making groups.)

Constructing Homophobia: How the Right Wing Defines Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals as a Threat to Civilization.

#1. Selected newspaper, magazine, and newsletter articles on religious right and homophobia.

#2. Examples of publications and direct mail appeals of key religious and political right groups promoting homophobia.

#3. Materials from Oregon and Colorado, sample tables-of- contents from homophobic books, assorted homophobic articles. $11 each, any two for $20, full set of three, $26.

Theocrats and Anti-choice Organizing Information packet. $6.50

Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press
1735 Eye Street, NW, Suite 540
Washington, D.C. 20006
Resource Center
Inter-Hemispheric Education Resource Center
Beth Sims
P.O. Box 4506
Albuquerque, NM 87196

General Central America research with special focus on political manipulation by humanitarian groups and missionaries. Covers religious right in Central America. Sells background reports profiling key groups and individuals, write for list.

Simon Wiesenthal Center
Rick Eaton;
9760 West Pico
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Write for complete resource list. Library open by appointment. Extensive collection on the Holocaust & dynamics of prejudice.

Southerners for Economic Justice
Box 240
Durham, NC 27702

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
James Danky
Periodicals Collection
Periodicals Library
816 State Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706 608-264-6531

Has large collection of obscure periodicals, including political and religious right material. Makes photocopies of specific pages for a fee. Some microform materials available through inter-library loan.

United Auto Workers Civil Rights Department
8000 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48214
The Women's Project
Suzanne Pharr
2224 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
501-372-0009 (fax)

Back issues of the Women's Project newsletter, Transformation, contain excellent articles on the religious right. Suzanne Pharr travels around the country to organize against the Christian right, and spent much of 1992 organizing in Oregon against Ballot Measure 9.

Transformation is published bi-monthly. Subscriptions are $15/year.

Suzanne Pharr's book, Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism, may be ordered for $9.95 + $2 for postage and handling.

The Women's Project also developed a Handbook for Victims of Hate Violence, ($1.50), written specifically for Arkansas, but an excellent model for those wishing to develop their own handbook.

For more information or to request a complete Fight the Right Action Kit, call NGLTF at 202-332-6483, TTY 202-332-6219.