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

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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  • 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
    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…..
  • B.R. Kelso
    commented 2020-08-20 04:06:56 -0700
    Evonne Kohon, it is more appropriately termed “Socialistic Distancing”; don’t you agree?
  • Evonne Kohon
    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
    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.
  • Robyn DiCarlo
    followed this page 2020-08-12 07:39:59 -0700
  • 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.
  • Beverly Vogt
    commented 2020-08-06 11:47:47 -0700
    I ordered my cards 2 weeks ago and haven’t heard a word about delivered date or anything. I know this isn’t the proper thread where to inquire but there isn’t any “contact us” tab on the site either. Can anyone advise?
  • Bill Gray
    commented 2020-07-29 23:16:24 -0700
  • Audrey Toll
    commented 2020-07-29 19:17:11 -0700
    Yes of course I do. I did sign up and paid but I’m waiting for my card. Please check your records for me and see if you have my info. AUDREY TOLL, [email protected], MEMORIAL DR. HOUSTON, TX, 77024
    THANK YOU, 713-899-7583
  • Bill Gray
  • Katherine Jaconello
    commented 2020-07-28 17:23:41 -0700
    I live in Toronto. The Mayor mandated masks on the Toronto Transit Commission buses and subway and inside stores. I found out that the Toronto Transit Commission issues “I can’t wear a mask” buttons and cards. I just got mine in the mail today. I’ll be wearing it whenever I go out.
  • Terry Rotter
    commented 2020-07-28 15:57:18 -0700
    it’s not about safety….it’s about control
  • B.R. Kelso
    commented 2020-07-28 15:42:49 -0700
    One aspect of wearing a face diaper which seems to have been overlooked is the fact that the mask makes it impossible for the hearing-impared to read lips. I tell those who speak to me “I’m having trouble reading your lips” and they inevitably pull down the mask so we can communicate. If the mask actually did anything to avoid any virus, this process would defeat its purpose. The whole thing is a political fiasco. It’s not about public health; it’s about power and control by two-bit governors, mayors and dogcatchers.
  • Karen L Bracken
    commented 2020-07-28 15:17:57 -0700
    I made a donation and cannot wait to get my cards. I already refuse to wear a mask and if denied entry I just never go back and I will not return EVER. Went to vote the other day and walked in without a mask and not one person said a word to me.
  • Bill Gray
    commented 2020-07-28 14:41:56 -0700
  • Terry Rotter
    commented 2020-07-28 14:31:30 -0700
    would someone with perfect eyesight wear eyeglasses just because some politician says it was mandatory?….what would happen to your eyesight in a short time?….same with wearing a fearmask… your lungs and your long term health….say no to pleurisy
  • Char Naas
    followed this page 2020-07-28 14:28:30 -0700
  • Roberta Reeves
    commented 2020-07-28 13:56:46 -0700
    Thank you ….I suffer from GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and my anxiety ratchets up when I have a mask on and am breathing my own CO2. If I thought it helped the mask actually did something, it would be different…but I know the size of the virus and I know the size of the openings in the fabric of the mask…so should everyone else!!
  • David Franecki
    commented 2020-07-28 13:50:52 -0700
    this is so on track dave franecki