Free Speech

Free Speech

Our support of the Bill of Rights and the first amendment right to free speech is unequivocal. This includes challenging activities or actions that seek to curtail, limit or erase the free speech of others. However, we reserve the right to exercise our free speech by critiquing the speech of others, such as hateful speech, that is contrary to our core values, which support liberty and justice for all.

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Getty photographer Scott Olson arrested at Ferguson protest.
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CITIZENFOUR director Laura Poitras with ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero.
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Abdi Soltani reads his "A Light in the Attic" to his two sons
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Laila Fahimuddin stands in front of an ACLU poster featuring banned books such as Howl and Native Son
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Daisy Vieyra holding a copy of Bless Me, Ultima
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Carey Lamprecht holds a copy of "Howl"
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A stack of banned books, spine out

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