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ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY

THE HUGH M. HEFNER FOUNDATION

Since its inception, the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation has supported numerous organizations that share our fundamental values and work to defend our civil rights and civil liberties. Our focus is to promote First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies. The groups listed below are on the frontline of these debates every day, working tirelessly to defend our Constitution and enact policies that support the sovereignty of individuals over their own bodies.

FIRST AMENDMENT ORGANIZATIONS

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AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

Working to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL

RIGHTS IN EDUCATION

Defending and sustaining the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities.

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FREE PRESS

Working to challenge powerful corporations, influence policymakers, and raise public awareness of issues such as Net Neutrality and affordable internet access for all.

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PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY

Defending constitutional values under attack, including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

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RAINBOW PUSH COALITION

A multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.

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STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER

Working at the intersection of law, journalism and education to promote, support, and defend the rights of student journalists and their advisers at the high school and college levels.

DRUG POLICY ORGANIZATIONS

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DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE

Working to advance policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

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MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT

Leading the effort in Washington, D.C. to pass federal medical marijuana legislation, as well as to replace marijuana prohibition with a system of sensible regulation and control.

SEX POLICY ORGANIZATIONS

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CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT

Providing intervention in the lives of children who are sexually exploited and vulnerable to, or involved in, prostitution and pornography.

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GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE

A leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally.

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THE KINSEY INSTITUTE

Fostering and promoting a greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through research, outreach, education, and historical preservation.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.