How And Why To Use The CFFS "No Mask" Card

If you are denied entry to a commercial or public building because you are not wearing a mask, then you have a duty to make an appeal to grant access based on a) your right to make your own personal health choices and b) your Constitutional rights under the First Amendment. Wearing the CFFS "No Mask" card is great tool to accomplish both. 

The Big Picture

CFFS No Mask card wearers are making a statement that they do not comply with politically-mandated face mask orders. Wearing a mask has become a symbol of submission to the government as well as to peer pressure. Wearing a CFFS No Mask card is the anti-symbol. CFFS has distributed thousands of No Mask cards around America and its unique color and symbology is easily recognized from a distance. Wear it whenever you leave your home and make a point to engage in a good discussion about it with a few people every week. Be a good ambassador for the First Amendment and freedom to make your own health choices.

Why Wear The CFFS No Mask card

There are two reasons to wear the CFFS No Mask card.

  1. You are exercising your Constitutional right to free speech and the First Amendment. Mandates to wear a face mask and to practice social distancing violate your First Amendment rights to Free Speech and Peaceable Assembly.
  2. You are exercising your right and responsibility to be the sole judge of your own health. If you believe that wearing a mask is detrimental to your health, or if you have an underlying condition that would prevent you from wearing one, then you are opting to not wear one.

Make an Appeal

Making an appeal should be a calm explanation of your position without becoming argumentative or combative. If entry is simply not possible, then you have a choice to make: either walk away or wear a mask for a short period. If you are entering a hospital to visit a loved one, for instance, they will likely not let you in without a mask. For commercial businesses that stubbornly deny entry, you can take your business elsewhere.

Do not threaten personnel with huge fines over violations from the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, neither agency is enforcing their own regulations to protect the health of American citizens and workers and the courts are not currently interested in forcing them to do so. 

The reverse side of the CFFS No Mask card is printed with the First Amendment. With every interaction, you have the opportunity to share what the First Amendment says, why it is important to all Americans and how wearing a mask is a violation of your Free Speech.

CFFS has posted several documents from authoritative sources on the ineffectiveness of face masks to stop the spread of a virus as well as documents showing the health risks of wearing a mask:

Furthermore, CFFS has posted several articles on the unconstitutional nature of COVID-19 mandates:

It is the responsibility of each No Mask card wearer to learn the facts and practice articulating them before getting into a confrontational situation. Nevertheless, the objective should never be to provoke an argument but rather to stimulate an objective and friendly discussion. If that is simply impossible, then be prepared to walk away.  


When you are wearing your CFFS No Mask card, you will find that people often ask you where you got it. Please direct them to the CFFS website. You may also carry an extra card to give to someone who really wants and needs it, but encourage them to go to the CFFS website to join. The CFFS URL is printed on the card and on the lanyard.

Some CFFS No Mask card wearers have donated and asked for several extra cards just in case they have an opportunity to give them away. Some of those ask the recipient for a $5 reimbursement and then come back to CFFS and request more cards.


Many Americans are simply fed up with draconian government mandates to wear face masks, social distance, shutter businesses and regulate every aspect of life outside their home. Whenever our First Amendment rights are in conflict with an Executive Order issued by a government official, the First Amendment must always take priority. Since the government is not currently protecting the First Amendment, it is critical for American citizens to stand firm in the exercise of these rights.

Actions speak louder than words!


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  • Ryan Taylor
    commented 2020-10-24 14:22:24 -0700 · Flag
    Unfortunately, I have been turned away by businesses even if I tell them I have a medical condition or something of that nature. This happened to me most recently at the gym – apparently, if they let me in without a mask, the mask nazis working out inside just see someone without one. These mask nazis don’t ask the owner, or even care if there is an exception – they go directly to the health department and the health department sends someone over to harass the business for not enforcing the mask mandate. It’s absolutely ridiculous.
  • Michael Fiacco
    commented 2020-10-10 16:16:46 -0700
    Dear Adora (Dodi):

    I wanted to thank you for your kind remarks concerning my recent posts, especially the one about active social disobedience in the form of removing (clandestinely) those blatant signifiers of the tyranny which has been imposed upon us, in the form of signs regarding obligatory masks and social distancing. Such a choice is, of course, not for everyone …

    I think that what you’re doing is great, too, and very kind … it is important for us not to shy away from endeavoring to inform the “sheeple” about their misguided response to the perceived “dangers” of this bogus pandemic, due to their utter ignorance of information that is readily available, and which clearly reveals the magnitude of the deception which has been used to foment crimes against humanity of a scope which we have never hitherto experienced.

    What continues to disturb me the most is the alacrity with which so many otherwise intelligent people in this country have acceded to a complete violation of their civil rights, their dignity, and their sovereignty to conform with these largely illegal dictates. I would, frankly, have thought that we had more backbone, but I guess that the majority have been well schooled in compliance by the events of recent years, and their immersion in technologies which have rendered them ever more stupid. I would sooner cut off my right arm than give in to these jumped-up “liberal” dictators, and I will continue to resist with all my might, on every level that is available to me. Anyone with half a brain should be able to read the writing on the wall, particularly if they are tuned in to what is happening on a global scale at this point.


  • Adora (Dodi) Jones
    commented 2020-10-06 12:54:55 -0700
    Michael Fiacco, I find you a breath of fresh air to this crisis we are facing and I don’t mean the virus. I have the Osha’s suggestion about mask wearing printed up and I hand them out to people that are wearing mask. I tell them that I stand behind them if they choose to wear a mask and hand them the print out and say then you should wear them correctly. The print out says if you are going to wear a mask you must not wear it for more than a hour then replace it because moisture builds up and bacteria can form and make them sick. Then I smile and say have a safe day. I’ve had a nice response so far.
  • Michael Fiacco
    commented 2020-10-06 05:27:48 -0700
    Dear friends:

    I don’t know if what I’m about to post here will resonate with you, or be strictly in alignment with the “non-confrontational” nature of this group, but, what I have been doing since the beginning of this phony crisis is engaging in active civil disobedience — tearing down, defacing, or otherwise damaging any and all signs regarding mask wearing and social distancing posted in our immediate vicinity, on buildings, in parks, etc. Our super, who is not in sympathy with these ridiculous guidelines, has been forced, at the behest of the landlord, to repeatedly post signs in the lobby of our building which my wife and I have secretly torn down, with no repercussions. The last batch, which I summarily removed last week, have not returned.

    There are two buildings a few blocks away that have had the temerity to post signs outside in seating areas/parks informing people that they have to wear masks outside (of course, that is the “official” policy in New York at present — over my dead body; many of those signs have now disappeared, tossed into the garbage, shredded, etc., and have not reappeared. I have made a point of liberating them from over a series of visits; I even went so far as to bend a metal sign that I could not remove by other means.

    I feel that it’s imperative that these markers of oppression not be permitted to linger in place in public and insult our intelligence, or, more importantly, serve as a reminder of the incipient tyranny into which we have all descended, and to which the legions of mask-wearing zombies have all too willingly acceded. Perhaps one courageous person out there will have noted the disappearance of these heinous advisories, and be encouraged to resist, as well. The unwillingness to tolerate symbols of repression is a vital part of the resistance to totalitarian regimes throughout human history; these signs are the most recent example thereof. Strike back if you are so motivated!!

    Blessings to all,

  • Michael Fiacco
    commented 2020-10-06 04:58:04 -0700
    Dear Patrick and like-minded citizens:

    Perhaps you might find this of interest:

    I attempted to enter a bookstore in our neighborhood, which is “CDC compliant”, but, while peacefully and happily browsing, was requested to leave. I wrote the manager to complain that current CDC guidelines stipulate that people who have “breathing problems” are not required to wear these heinous face masks.

    I received the sort of reply I might have expected, and sent the following by way of response:

    Thank you for your prompt response to my inquiry; I suppose that I should have expected such a woefully uninformed perspective, as that is what passes for knowledge of the real impact of the supposed COVID-19 from the vast majority of the populace, who persist in running around this city attired as if they were in a bad sci-fi film.

    At this point, I am sick to death of the sanctimonious tone of the manifold mouthpieces of this tyranny such as yourself, who, stemming from your enormous compassion, have nothing better to do than facilitate the continued abrogation of individual civil rights, and human dignity, as well as the unreasoning demands of those neurotic, interfering, busybodies who said that I made them “uncomfortable.”

    I will most assuredly not patronize your store if I am compelled to wear a mask to do so. Yes, there were a few other persons in the store at the time that I chose to enter, as a free citizen in excellent health, but none of them were in any “danger” from my presence, except, of course, in their own minds, as they obviously lack the ability to think for themselves at this point.

    There is a wealth of online evidence to suggest that momentary contact with other persons in passing is incapable of spreading anything, let alone this imaginary virus, particularly if they are silent. Of course, one would require a modicum of common sense to realize this, without taking one’s talking points from the media, and the well-meaning idiots in charge.

    I realize, of course, that you’re only doing your job, although it’s patently obvious that you yourself are invested in this ridiculous propaganda. From the lack of patronage in the store yesterday evening, compared to normal times, I would think that you would be better advised not to bar entry to those persons who would continue to want to buy books from you — and I do not mean online — during this time at which your business is, most assuredly, at a low ebb.

    However, your decisions regarding this matter are your own, and those of the owners; I trust that you will be able to live, over time, with such a short-sighted, nonsensical perspective regarding a contagion which is no more deadly than a seasonal flu.

    I have been a happy customer of Shakespeare and Co. for close to 40 years, but I will take my business elsewhere for the foreseeable future.

    I wish you continued health and well-being in your sterile bubble, and hope that the store survives the negative impacts upon patronage that are the result of these ludicrous, and discriminatory, policies.

    Healthily yours,
  • Adora (Dodi) Jones
    commented 2020-10-05 23:30:20 -0700
    I’ve worn my card when I go shopping but in my town no one has been made to wear mask. A lot of people do wear mask but many like myself don’t. No one has said anything to me about my not wearing a mask, I live in a small town in Northern California. Stay Safe everyone.
  • William Gray
    commented 2020-10-05 20:46:00 -0700
    Watch this quickly, it will most certainly be taken down…
  • Rita Kollist
    commented 2020-09-30 14:55:02 -0700
    Today as we walked into Publix where there had never before been a problem a woman turned & confronted us I held up my card & said medically exempt. It was ok by the store gatekeepers. Soon after we were accosted & trailed by store personnel. My card sufficed & then they tried to cover by saying can we help you find something?! All this time my hubs was not wearing his card/lanyard. He is tall & intimidating to most people. So they came after me. Pretty sure the woman who confronted us on the way in went straight to the managers & ‘reported’ us. This Publix store is no longer a friendly place. They let a bully dictate their actions. Of course for all we or the store knows she was some sort or unannounced surprise inspector. I really sympathize with businesses that are trying to survive.
  • Diane Witte
    commented 2020-09-29 08:39:18 -0700
    “Does Citizens for Free Speech have recommendations for lawyers or procedures to initiate a suit? If nobody takes action, the cards are of limited value.”
    George Forsythe, go to (Pam Popper) and (Peggy Hall). These 2 are working independently to on lawsuits and one if them (I think Peggy) is working on putting together a list of like-minded attorneys from around the country so anyone, like us, can talk to and get their help.
  • Evonne K
    commented 2020-09-21 00:02:15 -0700
    Bill Gray. Thank you for your comments. I, too, am a veteran and my recent experience at the VA was despicable. They have created a check point for cars and they stop each driver to ask why you are there before they drill you with ridiculous questions about fever, cough, headaches, etc. You cannot proceed until you pass their inquisition.

    I told them I could not catch anything from the boogeyman and that the entire thing is a fraud. I was told to wear a mask while I was IN MY CAR. I was unaware that my car could catch their imaginary friend. I am now concerned about their mental health.

    The lady told me people are dying. I responded that people have died since there were people, but that does not mean they died from the boogeyman. Respiratory diseases are the fourth leading cause of death, trailing behind IATROGENIC deaths. It is illogical to assume that people get sickened or die from only one cause. Absurd.

    There are no new symptoms with this alleged virus that has never been isolated nor proven to exist. A CGI is not proof. A story is not proof. Having a respiratory illness in 2020 is not proof that it is caused by the alleged virus. It’s here say. No new symptoms have been identified. Nothing new here except the drama.

    Stress is probably the biggest factor in illness, and the medical cartel and governments are working overtime to stress us out. Suddenly, anyone who is not well has ONLY ONE CAUSE for illness, according to tha illogical thinking. Here can be many causes for illness. In 2020, if you fall off a cliff, you can be diagnosed with COVID. If you glanced at someone who received a positive test result, you can be accused of having “The Virus”.. According to the medical “authorities”, you can spread this deadly (imaginary) disease.

    The doctor, first visit, was only concerned about how I was wearing my compliance muzzle. Crappy doctor.

    I never caught anything from any patient when I worked in the medical field.

    I ask people to please explain how a non-living entity multiplies itself by the gazillions WITHOUT a host, sprinkles itself on every surface on the planet, lurks about only to pounce on any human within a magical six feet of another human in the US (two meters elsewhere) who hasn’t rubbed off their epidermis with a chemical slurry known as hand sanitizer within the previous 15 minutes, and who hasn’t face diapered themselves? And, why is it you may never even know you are sick with a DEADLY disease? Whoa! That must be a real smarty pants virus! Tricky, too. By now, we should be shoveling it out of our homes and off the sidewalks. Gosh, it’s so deep! Well, now. That IS what we are supposed to believe, is it not? Just explain how it happens, because I am having difficulty understanding how this alleged virus can do all of this magic.
  • William Gray
    commented 2020-09-20 22:20:13 -0700
    “I hate to shop because I detest seeing the zombies with face diapers, happily submitting to liars and fraudsters "

    Thank you for that, I share your disgust. I would have never imagined that there were such a number of cowards amongst us. I am a veteran and have noticed so many of my fellow service members in diapers. I am one that believes that all politics are local and have been very active in my County, even ran for office a couple times. I hate that I can not participate now. I feel sickened to even imagine a group of sheeple in diapers pledging alligence to Old Glory. I have even seen children wearing two diapers ! This may sound morbid, but I am blessed too be an old man. I pity the young. Thank you Evonne your post was a blessing.

    Bill Gray
  • Evonne K
    commented 2020-09-20 21:22:39 -0700
    Well, I have had good luck so far with big box stores, but a local feed store says his business is privately owned and he can make all the rules. I informed him that his business is actually considered a public accommodation because he allows the public shop there. Nevertheless, I had to wait outside the front door and wait for him to retrieve the items, ring them up, bring them to me, etc.

    I find it really disturbing how people are so utterly incapable of logical thinking and so totally invested in destroying all of our rights.

    I hate to shop because I detest seeing the zombies with face diapers, happily submitting to liars and fraudsters.
  • George Forsythe
    commented 2020-09-20 19:30:00 -0700 · Flag
    AMC Theaters in Murfreesboro forced my wife and me to leave despite the card and despite the fact that besides us there was only one other person in the entire theater. I would like to file suit. Does Citizens for Free Speech have recommendations for lawyers or procedures to initiate a suit? If nobody takes action, the cards are of limited value.
  • Suzanne Rosenorn
    commented 2020-09-07 14:57:04 -0700 · Flag
    Another business that will not accept a plastic
    Covid 19 approved face shield is the Goodwill store in Bolingbrook, Illinois. I thought this place helps the disabled although I have heard bad things about them pocketing the majority of money they make in sales. Boycott and donate to a more caring charity. The little girl mgr. was another kid about 20 and her name was Linsay.
  • Safiya Fox
    commented 2020-09-06 11:34:49 -0700
    I have used with some success. Mostly large stores, don’t seem to care. Those there are some easily brainwashed who get upset. I have posted a meetup several times, but it does NOT post on your meet ups board. WHY?? Please help. I have written to you, and the response was that it posted, but it did NOT.
  • Suzanne Rosenorn
    commented 2020-09-04 18:50:43 -0700
    On Sept 4, 2020 I went to my local Menards wearing a Covid 19 approved face shield. At check out I was informed by an employee I could not make a purchase. I showed her my badge I ordered through your organization and explained I have Dr. excuses stating I cannot wear a traditional mask due to health conditions. I asked to speak to a mgr. which turned out to be a girl of about 20 yrs. old. She said I would have to order my stuff online and pick it up outside. Luckily there were ssingle face masks available to buy 2 aisles down which got me out of that store. I have been in there many times with no problem. The mgr. said that Menards changed this policy about 5 days ago. How can I pursue this matter further?
  • Patricia Goodspeed
    commented 2020-08-29 13:54:32 -0700
    Many establishments will not adhere to this federal law ADA…most say they are following state laws or mandates here in NY State??
  • Terry Rotter
    commented 2020-08-28 13:57:35 -0700 · Flag
    Stopped into a small mom and pop store with a big sign saying “No Mask, No service” on the door and 4 other places in the store including by the cash register……the clerk was flummoxed but didn’t say a word and gave me super service after he saw my lanyard….but he was probably bristling inside as I walked out of the store
  • Michael Fiacco
    commented 2020-08-26 15:43:06 -0700
    Dear friends at CFFS:

    We applaud your initiative in making these lanyards available to people; I have refused to even consider wearing a face mask since the very beginning, and have defied the mandates at every juncture, resulting in a few slightly heated exchanges with grocery store employees, and more than a few “Corona Karens”. However, we are fortunate in that, here in our part of Manhattan, the vast majority of shops that are available to us at this juncture are choosing to overlook these tyrannical dictates. We do wear our lanyards wherever we go at this point, and I have, for example, informed the manager of the health food store across the street about the lack of scientific support for face mask wearing …. it has not been an issue with them, as a consequence. I refuse to give any credence or ground to these mask-wearing “zombies”, who are nothing more than collaborators. A little cafe across the street has remained open throughout the lockdown period, and has never once questioned us about masks. I will not patronize an establishment that expects me to wear a mask, and I will never take public transportation again, either, until these restrictions are removed (although 1 trip on the subway on the weekend was remarkably tranquil).

    I have found it curious that there seems to be little curiosity about these handy accessories here (one woman said to my wife that she couldn’t wear one, because that would be “dishonest” — because, of course, she has thoroughly investigated the situation), but I have a feeling that may be about to change; the CDC announced today (quietly) that “asymptomatic”, i.e., healthy, people are not required to test for “COVID-19”; reading between the lines, the implication is that they do not need to wear these intolerable muzzles, either.

    Thanks for standing up for our freedom of speech and human dignity. Here’s to the precipitate end of this assault on the entirety of human life and well-being. mf
  • Terry Rotter
    commented 2020-08-21 06:16:11 -0700
    Had to stop in to a doctor’s office who is EXTREMELY strict about EVERYONE wearing a mask while in his office….I came in with my lanyard around my neck and he said I would need a mask. Showed him my lanyard and said I cannot wear one due to a medical condition. He let me right in without any push back….although I was there to fix a non-flushing toilet so maybe he made an exception this one time.
  • Beverly Vogt
    commented 2020-08-20 10:11:37 -0700
    I didn’t see a thread for this question so I apologize…..I need to know how I can get a refund for the cards I ordered. It’s been way to long…..
  • Billy Kelso
    commented 2020-08-20 04:06:56 -0700
    Evonne Kohon, it is more appropriately termed “Socialistic Distancing”; don’t you agree?
  • Evonne K
    commented 2020-08-19 16:55:20 -0700
    It took maybe three weeks before I got my cards, but I did get all of them. They work for me! Where I live, nearly everyone wears a face diaper. I even see people with double masks on, and I see those compliance muzzles outside, when none is “required”.

    I show my card at the the door, and usually I get a “You’re fine” and I walk right in. Once, someone called the store manager and he read my card and he said, “You’re fine” and I walked right in. A couple of employees asked if I had a mask and I just lifted my card and I said “I am exempt” and without reading it, they say “okay”.

    I was concerned that shoppers might give me a difficult time, but not so far. I gave away several and I am going to order more. We need everyone to stand up for our rights or we won’t have any.

    I refuse to use the term “social” distancing and I tell people that it is ANTI social distancing, because that is what it is. There is nothing social about standing six feet away from anyone for dubious reasons. The dubious reason is obedience. No thank you.

    The cards are NICE! Well done and they look very professional. Be patient! They will arrive as long as ANTIFA or BLM “peacemakers” don’t burn down any more post offices or blow up mailboxes or delivery trucks, spreading “peace” everywhere.

    By the way, I live in a heavily infested Democrat area, so I am often the ONLY one sans mask, or maybe one out of two in a store with sometimes hundreds of patrons.
  • Donna Snyder
    commented 2020-08-19 10:34:22 -0700
    I received my card yesterday, it took about 3 weeks. First stop – Sprouts (grocery). The young man at the entrance immediately asked the mask question and I showed him the card. No problem. Within 1 minute of shopping I was ordered (rudely) to leave by an asst. mgr. California is too far gone!
  • Terry Rotter
    commented 2020-08-18 18:43:48 -0700
    Store employee: Sir you need a mask on in our store
    Me: …and cover up this handsome face???…never…
  • Patty Compton
    commented 2020-08-18 18:28:06 -0700
    When I wear my card and walk in to a store that requires a mask, if they confront me about wearing a mask, I hold up my card and tell them that I cannot wear one. Every time, they say “Oh, ok” and let me pass to shop. Most always I get looks from other people like I’m contaminated. No one has ask me about the card. I have had people back away from me like I have the plague. I sent cards to family members.
    I appreciate SO much the work that Citizens for Free Speech is doing!!!!!
    Patty from Missouri
  • Desiree V
    commented 2020-08-18 07:20:24 -0700
    Is this legit? Did you guys actually receive the cards because some people are saying they didn’t? If someone can kindly, let me know. Thanks!
  • Adora (Dodi) Jones
    commented 2020-08-12 21:11:24 -0700 · Flag
    I want to order the cards but don’t have the extra money to pay for things and not receive them. And if there is no way to contact if you don’t receive your order then it’s like just throwing your money away and with times as they are I can’t take the chance.
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  • Mary-Lee Scott
    commented 2020-08-10 11:06:12 -0700
    I have found, so far, that even if the store mandates masks, I just walk in without one and most of the time no one says anything. I went into a restaurant and the hostess said," you have to wear a mask in here". My reply was, “I refuse to wear a mask for this false pandemic because it violates my 1st amendment rights.” We were escorted to our table without another word.