Fostering First Amendment Freedoms for All

The cornerstone of a government by, for and of the people.

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Our Vision

The First Amendment is the cornerstone of a government by, for and of the people, yet most Americans can’t name the five freedoms it guarantees. Our vision is an America where everyone knows, understands, values and defends the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. We believe that encouraging the broad understanding and vigorous use of these fundamental freedoms by the people is the best way to preserve and protect the First Amendment for future generations.

Our Work

We raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy and action, sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.

Free Expression Awards and Festival

Free Expression Awards & Festival

Join us on April 15 for the virtual Free Expression Awards, supporting the educational work of the Freedom Forum Institute. The 2021 Awards will recognize individuals for their courageous acts of free and fearless expression.

Today’s Front Pages

Today’s Front Pages

Explore the power of press freedom in your hometown and around the world.

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Explore Your First Amendment Freedoms

To explore the powers of our First Amendment freedoms, the Freedom Forum offers historic lessons, First Amendment insights, and downloadable posters, plus live and recorded programs with key practitioners of the First Amendment’s freedoms.

religion       speech       press       assembly       petition

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