Why Support FAC?


Why support fac?

How FAC Spends Your Money


FAC’s vision is a California in which the rights promised by the First Amendment are available and enforced for everyone, irrespective of wealth, politics or access to power. And every day, FAC’s team of First Amendment experts fight for these protections and for government transparency on multiple fronts, bringing our 35 years of experience to bear by using our model of integrated advocacy—litigation, public education, and policy advocacy—to attack violations of our core rights at the local, state, and federal levels.

Nonpartisan and nonprofit, FAC believes that the broadest range of engaged and informed communities is essential to the health of our democracy — that the values expressed by the First Amendment provide a blueprint for an inclusive, equitable society and a responsive, accountable government. 

How We Earn Your Support

FAC works to make government more accountable to you by defending your right to criticize government and by making government more open, transparent and responsive to the people. Here are some recent news updates:

2023 FAC News highlights

Coalition Urges Huntington Beach City Council to Reject Proposed Book Ban 

October 17, 2023

The groups write this proposal would impose an “unconstitutional censorship regime on...

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Court Finds Former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and City Violated Public Records Act

August 30, 2023

The judge found the city and Liccardo’s search for official business in...

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How FAC Fights for Police Transparency

August 9, 2023

Here’s what we’re doing, plus resources on how to join the effort

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L.A. Sheriff Agrees to Unsealing of Warrant to Search Photojournalist and Black Lives Matter Protesters’ Cell Phones

May 23, 2023

The individuals were demonstrating against the August 2020 killing of Dijon Kizzee...

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FAC and ACLU of Northern California Welcome Mendocino County’s Repeal of Public Records Fee Ordinance

May 9, 2023

The ordinance authorized the county to charge as much as $150/hour for...

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FAC’s Subpoena Defense Initiative Protects Blogger in Celebrity Court Case

March 13, 2023

When a blogger got caught in a high-profile custody battle, FAC stepped...

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We are proud to be a lean and frugal organization that prioritzes investment in high impact programs. 

Thanks to our generous donors and loyal supporters, FAC has experienced steady, planned growth for the past five years.

FAC's 2022 Operating Expenses
FAC's 2022 Operating Expenses