Join the Fight!

Support federal anti-SLAPP legislation!

[D]ammit if we won’t come together like one big dysfunctional family to support the most important free speech legislation to be proposed in a decade.Legal Satyricon

Right now there are people all over the country being sued, or threatened to be sued, just for speaking out on matters of public concern and before public proceedings.  These types of lawsuits are known as Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs).  SLAPPs are used to silence and harass.  SLAPP filers don’t go to court to seek justice, but instead, to intimidate those who disagree with them or their activities.  For more details about SLAPPs and how they affect every segment of society please click here.

The Public Participation Project is asking for you to join the fight to get federal anti-SLAPP legislation passed!  Our coalition of supporters includes over 80 organizations and businesses, and more than 40 prominent individuals, but we still need your help.  If you want to protect the First Amendment as well as stop SLAPPs, the Public Participation Project urges you to contact your member of Congress.  By submitting this letter, you can tell your representative in Congress that you want to protect the First Amendment and stop SLAPPs.  Information about the bill can be found here.  The current list of supporters of federal anti-SLAPP legislation can be found here. We sincerely appreciate your support.