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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 FTRF member.

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 today?

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.

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