Free Speech

Freedom of speech, the press, association, assembly, and petition: This set of guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as freedom of expression. It is the foundation of a vibrant democracy. Should the government restrict the freedoms of speech and assembly of any groups or individuals? Is too much tolerance dangerous, or is giving an authority the power to restrict freedom of speech and assembly even more dangerous? Also see the conversation guides and resources specifically designed for schools, libraries, and faith communities.

Conversation guides

Some of our organizing partners have prepared materials especially on this topic. Check them out below.

Background on Topic

It can be practically impossible to have a good conversation when we don’t share the same facts or only know one side of the argument. Here are some resources to help you gain a broader perspective and deeper understanding.

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