Illuminating our Freedoms


By Jan Neuharth

Welcome to the new! We’re glad you’re here, and we encourage you to explore what we hope will become your go-to resource to better know, understand, value and defend the First Amendment and the freedoms it guarantees.

Within these pages, we intend to shine a light on the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition by presenting content in relevant new ways, highlighting compelling First Amendment stories and spotlighting diverse voices on those five freedoms.

Enabled by the First Amendment, you and the 330 million Americans who make up our nation are empowered to leave your own mark and make your own change. The causes you champion are influenced by your deepest beliefs and colored by your unique perspectives. Through the content of this site and across all aspects of our work, we aim to reflect those varied viewpoints in order to foster First Amendment freedoms for all.

The resources, perspectives and practical tools that make up this site are intended to encourage broad understanding and vigorous use of your freedoms. Whether you are looking for guidance on prayer in schools, the limits to freedom of assembly or technology’s impact on free speech online, we think you’ll find something here to help you exercise your rights and ignite the change you want to inspire.


Jan Neuharth
Chair and CEO, Freedom Forum

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