I AM--And YOU are--The First Amendment

Your First Amendment rights are UNDER ATTACK!

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee led by Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have attached an amendment to Senate Bill 987, which would give the Department of Justice power to determine who qualifies for protection as a journalist under the First Amendment.

Here at the Franklin Center, we believe in the power of a free press. We already have a law to protect the press from government meddling in our newsgathering efforts and excluding Americans from the reporting process. It’s called the First Amendment.

TAKE ACTION: Tell us why citizen journalism is important to you by 1. leaving a comment in our “Share your story” feature below or 2. call and leave a phone message with Benjamin Franklin on a special phone line we set up to hear your testimony. Dial (571) 327-1799 to share your story!

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