On June Thursday, June 20, 2019, First Amendment Coalition announces that it has received a $100,000 gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support the organization’s work to defend free speech, the free press, and public participation in civic affairs. This generous and substantial commitment will enable FAC to continue to grow its programs and reach new audiences—work that is more important than ever in light of unprecedented threats to the First Amendment and the public’s right to know.
Craig Newmark, is the founder of craigslist.org and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The gift from will support all of FAC’s programs, including its free Legal Hotline, its strategic litigation program, and its Subpoena Defense Initiative, which connects journalists with qualified pro bono counsel to defend them against subpoenas seeking confidential sources and notes.
“FAC is truly grateful to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for this generous gift, which will allow us to continue and expand our fight for speech and press freedoms, public access to government records and meetings, and civic engagement,” said FAC Executive Director David Snyder.
Also Craig Newmark said “A democracy can only thrive when the entire public participates, and is included, in a society, and that means we need people to be informed about what’s going on around them so that they can be thoughtful voters, citizens, and neighbors.”
“I’m proud to support the First Amendment Coalition as they protect American democracy.” Newmark concluded.
FAC’s work has grown recently, with the addition of a Legal Fellow program and the launch and expansion of its subpoena defense work, which includes free seminars for lawyers and journalists on how to respond to civil and criminal subpoenas to journalists. Most recently, FAC arranged for counsel to represent freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, who was subject to illegal search warrants, executed by San Francisco police officers, sparking national outrage from press advocates and others. FAC has also filed a motion to unseal the search warrants used in Carmody’s case, to allow the public to see where and how SFPD failed to recognize the critical protections of California’s journalist shield law. FAC also recently led the court fight in enforcing SB 1421, the state’s new landmark police transparency law, and, on the federal front, is suing the United States Department of Justice for access to records of its collection of journalist phone and email records.
About Craig Newmark Philanthropies:Craig Newmark Philanthropic supports public charities for trustworthy journalism, voter protection, women in technology, veterans and military families.
The trustworthy journalism priority focuses on efforts that promote the adoption of trustworthy journalism and on countering disinformation. While, voter protection priority focuses on defending the Fifteenth Amendment. This work includes voter registration, legislation and policy, and improvements to the electoral system. Women in technology priority focuses on national initiatives that are working to solve the gender gap in technology. Lastly, vets and military families priority focuses on efforts that help vets and their families from a broad, national perspective. For more information visit https://craignewmarkphilanthropies.org/about-us/
About Craig Newmark:
Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, speaker, and one of America’s most recognized nerds. In 1995 he founded craigslist, which to date has seen more than 5 billion classified ads posted. In 2012 he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. In 2016, he created the Craig Newmark Philanthropies, a private foundation to promote philanthropy and civic engagement. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey and received degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He now lives in San Francisco. For more information visit https://craignewmarkphilanthropies.org
About The First Amendment Coalition: The First Amendment Coalition is an award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.
The mission of the First Amendment Coalition is to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization serving the public, public servants, and the media in all its forms. Its constituency reflects an increasingly diverse society. The Coalition is committed to the principle that government is accountable to the people, and strives through education, public advocacy, litigation, and other efforts to prevent unnecessary government secrecy and to resist censorship of all kinds. (Board of Directors, August 18, 2008). For more information visit https://firstamendmentcoalition.rg
It was a short notice, but Steven invited over 35 close friends to join him on his special milestones. One was Esteban “Steven” Escobar New U.S. Citizen on May 20, 2015 and his Birthday in September 6, 2015. Steven Escobar Birthdays falls before or on after Labor Day. The other celebration was that on May 20th when he became new U.S. Citizen held at LA Convention Center. So small cozy event was held on September 6, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:45 pm at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at Sherman Oaks Gallery.
The persons that attended were Jarvee Hutcherson, President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association and National President of ASYM, Gisele Rebeiro known as the “Shooter Diva” Celebrity Syndicated Photographer for PartyBy5, PRPhotos, Editor of Got Anchored Online Magazine and Celebrity/Writer for Diversity News Magazine and Splash Magazines and Youth Center Training Development, Entrepreneur, CEO Monique Jackson and Songwriter Kristie Clark. During the event photos where taken.
“I want to thank the surprises I received and the people that I did not expected show up. Now I can see whom are friends that will drive miles to attend my event. I hope to be there for you as well.” said Steven Escobar.
Mr. Hutcherson presented Steven Escobar Certificate of Recognition from past retiree council-member 4th district of LA Honorable Tom LaBonge. The City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition was issued to: Steven Escobar and his media companies, Diversity News Magazine for 6 years of serving and informing the Southern California communities. Diversity News Publications for 12 years of informing, covering and serving Southern California and abroad.
Steven got some beautiful gifts and took more photos with friends and guests. The staff at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at Sherman Oaks Gallery were very attentive and provided great service.
After the dinner the after party continues with Steven Escobar and Gisele Rebeiro, Mr. Craig M. at Carlitos Ways Cocktail Lounge. The first drink was compliment of Carlitos Castellanos.
Diversity News Publications, publisher of DiversityNewsMagazine.orgformerly Diversity News Magazine announced the release of their Special Birthday and Holiday Print Issue Featuring their Own Stella Gomez, Photographer, Writer and Reporter. Diversity News Magazine Special Print Edition was published on December 30, 2014.
To find out why our team decided to featured on the front cover of our special print magazine Stella Gomez. You need to order your print or digital copies of the Special Birthday and Holiday Print Issue.
“This Special Birthday and Holiday Print Issue is very special because it recognizes Stella Gomez for all the work she does in covering events, taking photos and writing articles. I really appreciate all her hard work.”said Steven Escobar, President and Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine and President of Diversity News Publications.
An spoiler news for their loyal fans and readers, the next issue which is schedule to be available in print on April 2015 will featured an B familiar celebrity.
“I am happy to work in with other professionals in publishing and design to make our magazine better every time. I thanks them for their feedback and collaboration.”concluded Mr. Escobar.
Any one who buys the print version will get Free Digital (Digital version is a PDF) with Print Purchase! that is a savings of $5.00 Remember by purchasing the magazine, you are supporting their team work to continue publishing the magazine. You can help them to continue publishing the magazine by sponsoring some pages. Contact President and Executive Editor-In-Chief Steven Escobar at firstname.lastname@example.org on how you can help with sponsorship.
Diversity News Magazine Special Birthday and Holiday Issue Featuring Our Own Stella Gomez, Photographer, Writer and Reporter. Also this is our Diversity News Magazine Special Print Holiday Issue. Please see the birthday wishes, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015 from various organizations and individuals.
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