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 the current FAN Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 following links for updates on issues related to Freedom of the Press:
First Amendment Center
Also visit their “Related Links” for an extensive list of First Amendment supporters
Newspaper Assn. of America
This non-partisan, non-profit initiative is celebrated in mid-March each year to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.
ThomasHere are the addresses for the Alaska Congressional delegation:Sen. Mark Begich
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111 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Toll-free line: (877) 501 - 6275*
*Only toll-free for callers with an Alaska (907) area code
Fax: (202) 224-2354
E-mail: Use the form at http://www.begich.senate.govor contact his Anchorage office:
Peterson Tower, Suite 750
510 L St.
Anchorage, AK, 99501
(907) 271 - 5915
Toll free in AK (877) 501 - 6275
Fax (907) 258 - 9305
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
709 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington , DC 20510
E-mail: Use the form at http://www.murkowski.senate.gov or, contact her Anchorage office:
510 L Street, Suite 600
Anchorage, AK 99501
Toll Free: 1-877-829-6030
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-857-0322Rep. Don Young
Office of Congressman Don Young
2314 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Fax: (202) 225-0425
E-mail: Use the link at http://donyoung.house.gov/contact or, contact his Anchorage office 4241 B Street, Suite 203 Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 271-5978 Toll-free 1-866-990-5979
Fax: (907) 271-5950
(The representatives have offices in other Alaska cities; see their websites for those listings.)