Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Alaska Professional Communicators (APC) participates in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) First Amendment Network (FAN). The APC board of directors maintains a liaison to keep tabs on First Amendment issues. Contact Doris Thomas, the current FAN Liaison
Past projects have involved letter-writing campaigns to the Alaska Congressional delegation and participation in Sunshine Week. Items regarding First Amendment issues are posted here periodically and members are kept informed via EMail Express, our electronic newsletter.
APC members and visitors to this site are encouraged to visit the FAN Links for updates on issues related to Freedom of the Press.