The American Center for Civil Liberties is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting civil liberties articulated during the Age of Enlightenment and codified in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. These liberties include freedom of expression, due process, democracy, freedom of religion, right to association, individualism, academic freedom, accountability in government, shared governance in universities, and social, political and economic equity. The Center accomplishes this mission through the dissemination of information and knowledge to the public and to university scholars. The Center does NOT accept donations and provides all services free of charge. ACFCL was founded by Dr. David Demers, a former journalist and journalism professor and author or editor of more than dozen books that have focused on civil liberties and mass communication issues.