Theresa Chmara's July 2012 memorandum on recent filtering decisions
FTRF Letters & Statements
On February 19, FTRF joined dozens of organization in signing letters to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and to President Obama regarding implementation, compliance, and enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act. The letters were spearheaded by OpenTheGovernment.org.
In January 2012, the Tucson Unified School District announced it was canceling its Mexican American Studies classes and removing a number of books used in the curriculum from all school classrooms. In response, FTRF joined a statement in opposition to book censorship in the Tucson Unified School District (Jan. 30, 2012)
In July 2011, FTRF and the ACLU sent a letter to MOREnet to protest its default settings for web filters going to Missouri public schools. The settings blocked websites of pro-LGBT organizations but not anti-LGBT ones. In response, MOREnet announced it would change its default settings. Read the ACLU press release here. (2011)
FTRF protests Topeka, Kans., sex ed book removals (2009)
Violence in the Media: A Joint Statement (2000). Developed following calls for restricting access to violent media in the wake of the Columbine shootings, FTRF joined ABFFE, AAP, ASJA, AAUP, the Authors Guild, and PEN American Center in issuing this statement.
Free Expression/Freedom of Access Statements
Freedom to Read Statement (endorsed by FTRF)
Libraries: An American Value
Freedom to View Statement
Library Bill of Rights