Free Speech Coalition, founded in 1993, is a nonpartisan group of
ideologically diverse nonprofit organizations and the for-profit
organizations which help them raise funds and implement programs.
Our purpose is to protect the First Amendment rights of nonprofits
and reduce or eliminate the excessive regulatory burdens they face,
including the costly and duplicative fund-raising registration requirements
now required in almost every state.
the beginning of this Republic, there has likely never been a time
when public officials have spoken so freely about restricting the
free speech and First Amendment rights of American citizens whom
they represent. Momentum is high at the federal level and in many
states to pass corresponding legislation. We may be facing the greatest
threat to our freedoms as public officials and bureaucrats seek
to control the content, timing, and funding of public speech and
issue advocacy. Yet the First Amendment was written to protect citizens'
rights of freedom of speech and association, and the right to petition
the government for grievances.
will continue to stand together to preserve our First Amendment
rights by upholding constitutional provisions, legislation and regulations
that protect these unalienable rights, by countering attacks on
these rights, and by seeking to change laws and regulations that
violate these rights.