For over 40 years, the Freedom to Read Foundation has been
at the forefront of major cases before the Supreme Court and state courts to
guarantee public access to information in all its forms. The work FTRF does - both in public and
in the media - ensures that when a
challenge to access occurs our community answers it with honesty, strength, and
integrity as librarians. We are asking you to be a part of this effort and join today to help
secure our First Amendment right to read, view, and listen in libraries as an
It is a simple fact: if someone can tell you what to read
they can tell you what to think. Every day in America, books, movies, video
games, and websites are banned or challenged by someone or some group that does
not want the public to read, see, play, or access certain ideas. We need your
financial and political support to ensure that their efforts don’t succeed.
In the courts, FTRF has consistently
taken the side of readers—and readers’ best friends, librarians.
Please consider joining the Freedom to Read Foundation
today. Your membership will help FTRF closely monitor developing cases, engage
directly in litigation when necessary, and submit amicus briefs in other cases demonstrating
how access to information - through libraries and otherwise - is instrumental
to our democracy. Your support
will help us provide assistance to libraries, librarians, and organizations
facing challenges to the freedom to read.
You will help us mentor the next generation of free speech advocates in
libraries through our programs, education initiatives, and public awareness
campaigns. And by personally
signing on as a member, you will add your name to the largest and most
effective organization supporting the First Amendment in libraries. Can we count on your membership support
Joining FTRF is easy online or by calling 800-545-2433 x 4226. Thank you for making the decision to be
a First Amendment advocate for libraries.