Free speech is in jeopardy. Big Tech behemoths like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are putting their thumbs on the free speech scale, "restricting" conservative content they don't like. PragerU is fighting back with a lawsuit against YouTube and its parent company, Google. The real winner (or loser) will be the American public.
Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS) was established to promote and enable the practical exercise of the First Amendment in communities across America. The battle for the mind being waged at the national level with tightly controlled and biased media, is legendary and generally repulsive to American citizens. However, the remedy is not found at the national level, but rather in our local communities.
The First Amendment states,
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Note that Freedom of Speech is nestled between the 'free exercise' of religion, the right to peaceably assemble and the right to petition the Government to redress grievances. The writers clearly intended to link Free Speech to purposeful actions, and especially within peaceable assemblies for the purpose of redressing grievances. Free Speech was never intended to be just a mental exercise, but rather a practical and outward expression of your thoughts and opinions. Free Speech was never intended to be the right to shoot off one's mouth with irresponsible or vulgar rhetoric.
Free Speech finds its true and intended application in your own local community. If it is not exercised, it doesn't exist. This is the exact reason local activism is in tatters: People of sound mind have failed in their responsibility to make their voice heard.
Project #1: LocalActivist Social Media Platform
CFFS designed, funded and launched a community-centric social media platform that enables users to connect with other like-minded people in their own area, to see and post community events and to join with local groups that have been established for some specific local issue. The LocalActivist network removes the biggest roadblock to achieving successful exercise of the First Amendment, that is, the inability to get connected or 'plugged in'. [Note: LocalActivist is reserved for existing local activists and their invitees, and requires a private invitation to join.]
If you are a local activist and want to join LocalActivist.org, please click on the "LocalActivist.org" button in the right column.
Project #2: CFFS Media Coalition
On October 1, 2018, CFFS launched the CFFS Media Coalition to establish a national voice on a full range of First Amendment issues. Members will include journalists, radio personalities, alternative news sites and video content creators.
Project #3: Intensive Training For Citizen Stakeholders
CFFS hosts intensive one and two day training seminars for activists to become effective citizen stakeholders, able to navigate effectively in their own communities and successfully execute their strategies to change policies and outcomes. This is an ongoing project as resources allow.
The first step in getting started is to put yourself on record. Not everyone volunteers, but some will. Not everyone donates, but some can. Not everyone can reach thousands, but everyone knows someone. We need each other and together we can do great things. Please get behind CFFS by joining today. Note: CFFS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization.