MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR FEDERAL ANTI-SLAPP LAW
by: Mark Goldowitz
CASP Joins 33 Other Organizations in Letter Urging Congress to Enact SPEAK FREE Act.
“On May 13, 2015, bi-partisan co-sponsors in the House introduced the SPEAK FREE Act of 2015, a law designed to protect Americans from meritless lawsuits that target their First Amendment rights.” (http://www.anti-slapp.org/speakfreeact/)
This morning, June 15, only 33 days later, a broad coalition of 34 organizations urged Congressional leaders to enact the SPEAK FREE Act.
This morning, the Public Participation Project joined 33 other organizations in sending a letter to the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee – Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Ranking Member John Conyers, Constitution Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks, and Ranking Member of the Constitution Subcommittee Steve Cohen, urging them to advance the bipartisan SPEAK FREE Act as swiftly as possible.
Here is a link to the letter and here is a list of the organizations that signed on to the letter.
Association of Alternative Newsmedia, American Society of News Editors, Avvo, California Anti-SLAPP Project, Center for Democracy & Technology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Copia Institute, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Engine, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, Freedom Works, Government Accountability Project, Glassdoor, Horvitz & Levy LLP, Internet Association, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Media Alliance, National Association of Broadcasters, Newspaper Association of America, Niskanen Center, Online News Association, Public Participation Project, Public Knowledge, R Street, Radio Television Digital News Association, Real Self, Tech Freedom, Trip Advisor, Yelp, and Zenefits.