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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The ACLU has championed the fundamental rights of unions to organize – the rights of associational freedom and freedom of speech – since its inception more than 90 years ago, beginning with efforts to counter the vehement anti-union crusades of the... Read more »
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Tenants will have the right to display political signs on any part of the premises of their rented homes or apartments if a bill, SB 337, introduced yesterday by Senator Christine Kehoe and backed by the ACLU passes in the California legislature and... Read more
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In December, 2010, officials at a Sacramento-area high school suspended a student for posting to Facebook a message describing one of his teachers as a "fat ass who should stop eating fast food, and is a douche bag." But this week, officials at the... Read more
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