Council of Conservative Citizens
The Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) is an extremist American right-wing paleoconservative organization that supports a large variety of conservative causes. It is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and its most active chapter is in Mississippi. However, it is active throughout the United States. The CofCC was founded in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia, by various leaders of the Citizens' Councils of America, sometimes referred to as the "White Citizens' Council", the American Populist Party, and others.
The CofCC considers itself a traditional conservative group opposing liberals and neoconservatives and they also seek to promote some of the ideals of the Confederate States of America. Its specific issues include states rights, race relations, and conservative Christianity. The Council of Conservative Citizens is currently fighting against immigration by non-whites, affirmative action and racial quotas, interracial marriage, homosexuality, forced busing for school integration, and gun control. It opposes Communism in favour of a Constitutional Republic. Due to its bigoted attitude to interracial marriage, its support of segregation and its ties to the Ku Klux Klan it has been criticized for being a hate group.