I wonder how much help can be found through the ACLU? (I suspect this would depend upon the issue.) I wonder if there are other organizations within your state that engage in defense of citizens based on what is right versus what fear dictates? Are there elected officials sympathetic to the cause? Finally, check with the public defenders office. I have heard some public defenders (starting with the main office in your state, ours is located in the capitol city) are advocating fewer restrictions and a more logical approach.