Your First Amendment Rights and Press Freedom on Election Day 

The First Amendment Coalition’s legal team is available to answer questions about your rights under the First Amendment and your right to access public information on Election Day and every day. FAC’s staff attorneys will be providing rapid responses to journalists on deadline and can make referrals to experts and qualified legal counsel as the need arises. 

FAC’s Legal Hotline is for anyone with questions about:

  • Protesters’ rights to assemble and record the police
  • Journalists’ newsgathering rights 
  • Access to public records and meetings 

Reporters on deadline or with urgent legal needs can reach out directly to or (415) 460-5060, which is staffed by the coalition’s lawyers.


Bookmark these helpful guides and resources from other organizations dedicated to protecting civil liberties, press freedom and the public’s right to know.


FAC’s open-government guides, Legal Hotline and other resources are free and available to all thanks to supporters like you. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to FAC today.

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